NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016
Preparing for treatment
If you were smoking tobacco before you learned you
had cancer, it is important to quit. Nicotine addiction
is one of the hardest addictions to stop. The stress
of having stomach cancer may make it harder to
quit. Quitting is important since smoking can limit
how well cancer treatment works. Smoking also
greatly increases your chances of having side effects
after surgery. If you smoke, ask your doctor about
counseling and drugs to help you quit
Feeding tubes may help you gain
strength to undergo treatment.
A PEG tube is inserted through
your skin and into your stomach.
A J-tube is inserted through your
skin and into your intestine.
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