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Guide 1. Cancer tests before treatment

Test name

Who should get this test?

• Medical history including your family's

People with any stage of stomach cancer

• Physical exam

People with any stage of stomach cancer

• Complete blood count

People with any stage of stomach cancer

• Comprehensive chemistry profile

People with any stage of stomach cancer

• Upper GI endoscopy

People with any stage of stomach cancer

• Endoscopic ultrasound

People with stage I, II, or III stomach cancer

• Endoscopic resection

People with early stomach cancer (T1a or T1b tumors)

• Laparoscopy with biopsy

People with T scores of T1b and higher and M0 disease

who may be treated with chemoradiation or surgery

• CT with contrast of chest, abdomen, pelvis People with any stage of stomach cancer

• PET/CT

If needed, people with any stage of stomach cancer

• Biopsy

If needed, people with stage IV stomach cancer

• HER2 testing

People with stage IV stomach cancer

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

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Preparing for treatment

Cancer tests