Why 59.47% of stomach cancer patients die in Taiwan
In 2013, Taiwan diagnosed 3,768 new cases of stomach cancer, and 2,241 of them died, i.e., a death rate of 59.47%. The average age of stomach cancer patients is 65 years old but 80% of all stomach cancers are already in the late stage when diagnosed.
There seems to be cases of young people getting fatal stomach cancer. A 20-year-old student died of stomach cancer that had spread to many other organs.