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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

Contents

Stomach Cancer

4

How to use this book

5

Part 1

Stomach cancer basics

Explains how stomach cancer starts and

how it spreads.

11

Part 2

Cancer staging

Describes how doctors rate the extent of

stomach cancer.

19

Part 3

Preparing for treatment

Presents the steps of care needed before

starting treatment.

31

Part 4

Overview of cancer

treatments

Describes the treatments used to cure or

control stomach cancer.

47

Part 5

Treatment guide

Presents which treatments are options

based on the extent of the cancer.

69

Part 6

Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.

79

Glossary:

70

Dictionary

76

Acronyms

86

NCCN Panel Members

87

NCCN Member Institutions

88

Index