Prognosis of stomach cancer
The prognosis depends on whether the cancer is localized, regional, or metastatic at the time of diagnosis. For stomach cancer, 27.1% are diagnosed at the local stage and the 5-year survival for localized stomach cancer is 67.2%. The overall 5-year survival rate for liver cancer patients during the period 2007-2013 was 30.6 %.
The number of stomach cancer deaths is highest among people aged 75-84. Death rates have been falling on average 2.4% each year over 2005-2015.
In 2014, there were an estimated 95,764 people living with stomach cancer in the United States and in 2017 there are an estimated 10,960 people will die of this disease (13).