Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid  “STOMACH ACHE to remember about the Risk Factors For Stomach Cancer


S – Smoking: Smoking is a significant risk factor for stomach cancer. It increases the likelihood of developing the disease.

T – Type A Blood: People with Type A blood have been found to have a higher risk of stomach cancer compared to other blood types.

O – Obesity: Obesity is a known risk factor for various cancers, including stomach cancer.

M – Meat Consumption: High consumption of processed or red meats, which may be contaminated with carcinogens, can increase the risk of stomach cancer.

A – Alcohol Consumption: Excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to an elevated risk of stomach cancer.

C – Chronic Infection: Chronic infection with Helicobacter pylori, a bacterium that can infect the stomach lining, is a well-established risk factor.

H – Heredity: A family history of stomach cancer can increase an individual’s risk, suggesting a genetic component to the disease.

A – Aged Foods: Foods that are stored for long periods, especially inappropriately stored or pickled foods, may contain higher levels of carcinogenic compounds and contribute to stomach cancer risk.

C – Chemical Exposure: Occupational exposure to certain chemicals, such as asbestos or coal dust, can elevate the risk of stomach cancer.

H – High Salt Diet: Diets high in salt and salt-preserved foods can contribute to an increased risk of stomach cancer, as they may damage the stomach lining.

E – EBV Infection: Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has been associated with an increased risk of specific types of stomach cancer.

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Dr. Arin Nandi

Passionate About Medical Science & Helping Future Doctors Achieve Top Ranks In Medical Exams. He is professionally a dentist as well as a public health expert from JIPMER (1), (2)working in health department