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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

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Making treatment decisions

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Treatment guide

Review

Review

• Endoscopic treatment and surgery are options for

stomach cancer within the first layer of the stomach

wall. Surgery may be followed by chemoradiation to

help stop the cancer from returning.

• For locoregional tumors, surgery or chemoradiation

are used to try to cure the cancer. You may receive

chemotherapy or chemoradiation before surgery to

shrink the cancer. You may receive chemotherapy

or chemoradiation after surgery to help stop the

cancer from returning. Locoregional cancer that is

unable to be cured can be treated with supportive

care.

• Metastatic cancer that has spread to distant sites

may be treated with supportive care. Supportive

care may include treatment to slow down cancer

growth and treatment to prevent or reduce

symptoms caused by the cancer. There are many

options for drug treatment if you are healthy

enough to endure side effects.