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Prevalence and Incidence of Stomach cancer, familial

Ophanet, who are a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when if affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Stomach cancer, familial as a "rare disease". More information about Stomach cancer, familial is available from Orphanet

About prevalence and incidence statistics:

The term 'prevalence' of Stomach cancer, familial usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Stomach cancer, familial at any given time. The term 'incidence' of Stomach cancer, familial refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Stomach cancer, familial diagnosed each year. Hence, these two statistics types can differ: a short-lived disease like flu can have high annual incidence but low prevalence, but a life-long disease like diabetes has a low annual incidence but high prevalence. For more information see about prevalence and incidence statistics.


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