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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

Stomach Cancer

Learning that you have stomach cancer can feel overwhelming. The goal of

this book is to help you get the best cancer treatment. This book presents

which cancer tests and treatments are recommended by experts in stomach

cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have

written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat stomach cancer. These

treatment guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The

information in this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on the treatment of stomach cancer. Key points of the

book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also offers

patient books on esophageal, colon, and pancreatic cancers and other cancer

types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the full library of patient books, summaries,

and other resources.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Version 1.2016