Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “STOMACH HAVEN“ to remember about the Risk Factors For Gastric Cancer
Smoking: Smoking is a known risk factor for gastric cancer.
Type A Blood: Individuals with blood type A are at a slightly higher risk.
Obesity: Excess body weight increases the risk of gastric cancer.
Male Gender: Men are more prone to developing gastric cancer.
Atrophic Gastritis: Chronic inflammation in the stomach lining is a significant risk factor.
Cured or Pickled Foods: Consumption of preserved or pickled foods can contribute to the risk.
H. pylori Infection: Infection with Helicobacter pylori bacteria is a well-established risk factor.
Age: Risk increases with age, particularly after 50 years.
Very Salty Diet: High salt intake can elevate the risk of gastric cancer.
Exposure to Nitrates: Occupational exposure to nitrates in industries can be a risk factor.
Nitrates in Foods: Consumption of foods high in nitrates may also increase risk.