NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016
The belly area between the chest and pelvis.
Cancer of cells that make fluids or hormones.
Removal of small amounts of tissue or fluid to be tested for
A rating of the growth and spread of cancer.
Treatment that combines chemotherapy with radiation
Drugs that stop the life cycle of cells so they don’t increase in
Rating the extent of a tumor based on tests before treatment.
Research on a test or treatment to assess its safety or how
well it works.
complete blood count (CBC)
A test of the number of blood cells.
comprehensive chemistry profile
Measurement of the amount of chemicals in the blood.
computed tomography (CT)
A test that uses x-rays to view body parts.
A dye put into your body to make clearer pictures during
A sheet of muscles below the ribs that helps a person to
A set of organs that breaks down food for the body to use.
Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG)
A rating scale of one’s ability to do daily activities.
A thin, long tube fitted with tools that is guided down the
endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR)
Removal of early tumors with a snare that has been guided
down the throat.
Treatment that removes early tumors with a tool guided
down the throat.
endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD)
Removal of early tumors with a special knife that has been
guided down the throat.
endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
A device guided down your throat to make pictures using
Tissue that lines the stomach wall.
Use of a thin tool guided down the throat into the esophagus
and stomach. Also called an upper GI endoscopy.
esophagogastric junction (EGJ)
The area where the esophagus and stomach join.
The tube-shaped organ between the throat and stomach.
external beam radiation therapy (EBRT)
Radiation therapy received from a machine outside the body.
fine-needle aspiration (FNA)
Removal of a tissue sample with a small needle.
A surgery that removes some or all of the stomach.
A doctor who’s an expert in digestive diseases.