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Gastric cancer is more commonly known as stomach cancer. About 90% of stomach cancers are adenocarcinomas. This type of cancer starts in the mucus-producing cells in the stomach lining. It expands to the outer layers as it grows.
A gastro-oesophageal junction adenocarcinoma is a cancer that starts where the stomach connects to the oesophagus.
Gastric cancer often reaches advanced stages before it is detected. When this type of cancer reaches the later stages, it is much more difficult to cure.