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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

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Treatment guide

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Very early cancer

This section is a guide to treatment of

cancer that has not grown beyond the

first layer of the stomach wall. There is

no proof of cancer in nearby lymph nodes

or distant sites. These cancers include

stages 0 and IA (T1a).

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Locoregional cancer

This section is a guide to treatment of

cancer that has grown beyond the first

layer of the stomach wall. There may be

proof of cancer in nearby lymph nodes but

there is no proof of cancer in distant sites.

These cancers include stages IA (T1b),

IB, II, and III.

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Metastatic cancer

This section is a guide to treatment of

stomach cancer that has spread to distant

sites. Treatment consists of supportive

care. Supportive care is also an option for

people who can’t have or decline surgery

for non-metastatic cancer.

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Review