Stomach cancer, among the most common cancers worldwide, occurs primarily in patients between 65 and 80 years of age. In the United States, doctors diagnose some 28,000 people with stomach cancer each year, more often in men than in women.
Biopsies are fundamental to diagnosing cancer and monitoring results of its treatment. Patients awaiting the outcome of a cancer biopsy face having an enormous weight being put on – or lifted from – their shoulders.
One in five of those diagnosed with prostate cancer has a more aggressive form of the disease. Even before the individual has received any treatment or experienced a recurrence, doctors can identify whether the cancer is likely to be more dangerous and aggressive.
“Before you begin treatment, you should feel good knowing that you have done your due diligence, you are confident that you have received the correct diagnosis, and you are comfortable with your medical team and your treatment plan,” says Dr. Frederick.
As the first cancer center in America, Roswell Park has a dedicated team of expert physicians, nurses and researchers who all work tirelessly to bring the best treatment and care to each cancer patient who comes through our doors.
In late August, fans around the world were shocked by the unexpected death of “Black Panther” star Chadwick Boseman, who had not disclosed his four-year battle with colon cancer. His death shone a light on the fact that younger people, especially younger Black men and women, have a higher incidence of colorectal cancer — and a higher rate of death from the disease — than any other racial group in the United States.