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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

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Preparing for treatment

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Cancer staging

Review

Review

• Stomach cancer is grouped into stages to help

plan treatment.

• Doctors rate the extent of cancer with T, N, and M

scores.

• There are five cancer stages for stomach cancer.

Earlier cancers often have better outcomes.

• The clinical stage is based on tests given before

any treatment. The pathologic stage is based on

the results of surgery.