NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016
In Part 4, the main treatment types for
stomach cancer are briefly described.
Knowing what a treatment is will
help you understand your treatment
options listed in Part 5. There is
more than one treatment for stomach
cancer. Not every person will receive
every treatment described in this
Some stomach tumors and high-risk tissue may be
treated with an endoscopic resection. This treatment
removes early tumors using tools inserted through
See Figure 10
. Early tumors include
those confined to the first layer of the stomach
wall (Tis and T1a scores). Doctors who perform
endoscopic resections are called endoscopists.
There are two main types of endoscopic treatment.
Both types first inject a liquid under the tumor to move
it away from other tissue. However, the tools used to
remove the tumor differ. More details on how the two
types differ are discussed next.
Overview of cancer
32 Endoscopic treatment
35 Surgical treatment
37 Radiation therapy
43 Targeted therapy
45 Clinical trials