Part 3 describes some of the
important events that should take
place before starting treatment. Tests
to learn about the cancer are needed.
Based on test results, your treatment
team will create a treatment plan.
To get the best treatment results, it
is important that you receive good
nutrition and if you smoke, quit
Before starting treatment, multiple cancer tests will
be done. Such tests are listed in
tests will assess your health, clinical stage, and other
features of the cancer.
Your medical history includes any health events and
medicines you’ve taken in your life. It also includes
symptoms that may be related to stomach cancer.
A medical history helps your doctors know if you
can have surgery. It also helps doctors assess if
chemotherapy will do you more good than harm.
Some people are more likely to develop stomach
cancer than others. Anything that increases your
chances of stomach cancer is called a risk factor.
Risk factors can be activities that people do, things in
the environment, or personal traits. A medical history
helps your doctor assess if the stomach cancer
is caused by abnormal changes in genes that are
passed down from parents to children (inherited). This
is called a genetic risk assessment.
NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016
20 Cancer tests
28 Treatment team meetings
28 Good nutrition
29 Quit smoking