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NCCN Guidelines for Patients


Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016

Having cancer is very stressful.

While absorbing the fact that you

have cancer, you have to learn about

tests and treatments. In addition, the

time you have to accept a treatment

plan feels short. Parts 1 through 5

described the cancer and the test and

treatment options recommended by

NCCN experts. These options are

based on science and agreement

among NCCN experts. Part 6 aims

to help you make decisions that are

in line with your beliefs, wishes, and



Making treatment


71 It’s your choice

72 Questions to ask your doctors

76 Weighing your options

78 Websites / Review

I had this surgery August 16th, 2016.

I am now figuring out my new life

without a stomach. I wouldn’t say it’s

been easy, but it’s definitely worth it to

not have those large odds against me.

I look forward to growing old with my

husband and being able to be there for

my now 4-year-old daughter. I look

forward to watching her grow, learn,

and become an amazing young lady

and, of course, being there for all of

those milestones in life makes losing my

stomach worth it.

Heather Huus

Advocate, No Stomach For Cancer