Prevalence patterns of gastric cancers in Turkey: Model of a developing country with high occurrence of Helicobacter pylori


BOR S., Vardar R., Ormeci N., Memik F., Suleymanlar I., Oguz D., ...More

JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY, vol.22, no.12, pp.2242-2245, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2006.04737.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY AND HEPATOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2242-2245
  • Keywords: epidemiology, gastric cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Helicobacter pylori, ADENOCARCINOMA, ESOPHAGUS, CARDIA, INFECTION, HISTOLOGY, RISK

Abstract

Aim: In developed countries, there has been a recent increase in the prevalence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and cardia, along with a decrease in distal gastric cancers. Little is known regarding the prevalence of these diseases in developing countries. The aim of the present study was to evaluate changes in the prevalence of gastric adenocarcinomas in Turkey as a function of anatomic location.