Web Content Viewer

Stomach Cancer Stats and Facts for Ohio

Stomach Cancer Stats and Facts for Ohio banner

Stomach Cancer Stats and Facts for Ohio full image

Who Gets Stomach Cancer?

  • In 2018, 835 new cases of stomach cancer were diagnosed in Ohio, accounting for 1.2% of all invasive cancer cases reported that year.
  • Stomach cancer rates were 2X higher among Ohio men than women.
  • In Ohio, stomach cancer was most frequently diagnosed among older adults ages 65 to 74.

Stomach Cancer Deaths

  • In 2019, 331 deaths from stomach cancer occurred in Ohio. The stomach cancer death rate is about two times higher among Black Ohioans than white Ohioans.
  • In Ohio, stomach cancer death rates among Black people decreased more than those among white people from 2010 to 2019.

Stage at Diagnosis and Survival

  • 31% of stomach cancer cases in Ohio were diagnosed at the latest (distant) stage in 2014-2018.
  • 77% of Ohioans diagnosed with local stage stomach cancer that has not spread beyond the stomach SURVIVE 5 YEARS.
  • Only 6% of Ohioans diagnosed with distant stage stomach cancer that has spread to other parts of the body SURVIVE 5 YEARS.

Based on cases diagnosed in Ohio in 2011-2017.

Risk Factors for Stomach Cancer

  • Helicobacter pylori Infection: H. pylori is a bacterium that commonly infects the inner lining of the stomach. Infection with H. pylori is the primary identified cause of stomach cancer.
  • Certain Medical Conditions: People who have gastritis caused by long-term stomach inflammation, the blood disease pernicious anemia, or stomach polyps are at increased risk of stomach cancer.
  • Tobacco Smoking: Studies show that smoking is linked with an increased risk of stomach cancer.

For more information on cancer in Ohio, see the ODH Cancer Data and Statistics web page.
Sources: Ohio Cancer Incidence Surveillance System and Bureau of Vital Statistics,
Ohio Department of Health; National Cancer Institute.