Curr Health Sci J, vol. 36, no. 1, 2010

An Assessment of Distribution Sex, Age and Environment of Origin Patients with Gastric Cancer

[Original paper]

Cotoi B.V. (1), Georgescu I.(2)

(1) Department of Nursing, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova;
(2) Department of Surgery, Emergency University Hospital, Craiova


The stomach is one of the most common sites of malignant neoplastic disease in the digestive tract. Malignancy affecting the stomach, ranked in frequency II, is an important cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Gastric cancer is unknown, but we know a number of local risk factors, environmental or general. Heredity as a risk factor is substantiated by the high incidence of disease in people with blood group A II and aggregation in families. Environmental factors involved mainly via food. Anatomical seat of predilection is antro-pyloric region (70%), followed by lesser curvature (20%) cardial location, the stomach walls and background are much more rare region (10%). Typically, gastric cancer tumor appears as a primitive single location multiple metastases are characteristic.

gastric cancer, age, environment , cardial, antro-pyloric

Cotoi Bogdan Virgil MD, Department of Nursing, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Str Petru Rares nr. 4, 200456, Craiova, Dolj, RomAnia; e-mail:

DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.36.01.03 - Download PDF