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Gastric cancer mortality and prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection in Portugal

The consistently high prevalence of Helicobacter pylori infection observed across age groups and studies carried out in different periods shows a large potential for decrease in the burden of gastric cancer in Portugal, and the downward trends in mortality rates may be expected to remain in the next decades.

 

 

Authors and affiliations:

Samantha Morais1, Ana Ferro1, Ana Bastos1, Clara Castro1,2, Nuno Lunet1,3, Bárbara Peleteiro1,3