Famous People Who Had Stomach Cancer



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Stomach or Gastric cancer is the fifth most diagnosed cancer in the world. It is one of the deadliest cancers and has caused numerous deaths. The incidence is higher in males than females. Studies suggest that this is due to the absence of the female hormone, Estrogen in males, which protects against the disease. Various celebrities have lost their lives due to the disease.

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Ken Watanabe

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Ken Watanabe is known to many for his role in the movie ‘The Last Samurai’ and ‘The King and I’. Ken was diagnosed and treated for Leukemia twice in his life. He was later diagnosed with stomach cancer which was fortunately in its early stages and went under surgery for its treatment. The actor got nominated for Tony and Oscar awards.

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