NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Stomach Cancer, Version 1.2016
The return of cancer after treatment.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
The outer layer of the stomach wall that makes fluid so
that organs can slide against one another. Also called the
An unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional response
The digestive organ that absorbs nutrients from eaten food.
An organ to the left of the stomach that helps protect the
body from disease.
The second layer of the stomach wall made mostly of
A thin layer of connective tissue within the wall of the
Treatment for symptoms of a disease.
Proteins on the edge of a cell that send signals for the cell to
The normal tissue around the tumor removed during
Drugs that stop the growth process specific to cancer cells.
upper gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy
Use of a thin tool guided down the throat into the esophagus
and stomach. Also called esophagogastroduodenoscopy
vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)
A molecule that binds to cells that form blood vessels.