NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016
A controlled loss of wakefulness from drugs.
Instructions in cells for making and controlling cells.
human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)
A protein on the edge of a cell that sends signals for the cell
A test that makes pictures of the insides of the body.
A lab test of cancer cells to find specific cell traits involved in
abnormal cell growth.
in situ hybridization (ISH)
A lab test that shows the number of a specific gene.
intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)
Radiation therapy that uses small beams of different
strengths based on the thickness of the tissue.
jejunostomy tube (J-tube)
A feeding tube that is inserted though a cut into the intestine.
Karnofsky Performance Status (KPS)
A rating scale of one’s ability to do daily activities.
Connective tissue within the mucosa of the stomach wall.
Use of a thin tool inserted through a cut made into the belly
A clear fluid containing white blood cells.
A small group of special disease-fighting cells located
throughout the body.
lymph node dissection
A type of surgery that removes some disease-fighting
structures called lymph nodes.
All health events and medications taken to date.
A doctor who’s an expert in cancer drugs.
The spread of cancer cells from the first tumor to another
The first, inner layer of the stomach wall.
A thin layer of muscle within the mucosa of the stomach wall.
The third layer of the stomach wall made mostly of muscle.
An expert in healthy foods and drinks.
A doctor who’s an expert in cancer surgery.
A rating of the extent of cancer based on tests after
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells to find disease.
The area of the body between the hip bones.
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
A feeding tube inserted through a small cut into the stomach.
A study of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
positron emission tomography-computed
A test that uses radioactive material and x-rays to see the
shape and function of body parts.
The main treatment used to rid the body of cancer.
The first mass of cancer cells in the body.
A doctor who’s an expert in radiation treatment.
The use of radiation to treat cancer.
A doctor who’s an expert in reading imaging tests.