According to the World Health Organisation cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide accounting for around 9.6 million deaths in 2018. Gastric cancer is one of the most common cancers today and there were 1.03 million cases in 2018 alone. It was responsible for the deaths of 783 000 people in the same year. In this cancer there is a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. This growth leads to the formation of a tumour. The entire process may take years. It is difficult to diagnose because most people don’t exhibit symptoms in early stages.