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Helicobacter pylori has been identified to be a causative agent in the development of stomach cancer. H.pylori is a bacteria that is common in the general population and contributes to gastritis, inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Timely prescription of antibiotics can prevent the onset of the complications of gastritis, such as gastric cancer, which has proven to reduce the risk rate to less than 30%.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Asahi Shimbun
About: Gastric cancer preventable
Date: 13 July 2005
Source: The Asahi Shimbun
Author: Rintaro Sakurai
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