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Are there different types of stomach cancer?

The type of stomach cancer depends on the type of cell it begins in. Adenocarcinoma of the stomach starts in the glandular cells of the stomach, whereas squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach starts in the squamous cells of the stomach lining.

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Author: Jonathan Meddings BMedLabSc (Hons)
First answered: 13 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Colorectal cancer


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