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Contents
5

How to use this book
6

Part 1: Stomach cancer basics
7

Contents
8

The stomach
9

A disease of cells
10

Cancer’s threat
11

Review
12

Part 2: Cancer staging
13

TNM scores
14

The 5 stages
18

Review
20

Part 3: Preparing for treatment
21

Cancer tests
22

Treatment team meetings
30

Good nutrition
30

Quit smoking
31

Review
32

Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
33

Endoscopic treatment
34

Surgical treatment
37

Radiation therapy
39

Chemotherapy
42

Targeted therapy
45

Clinical trials
47

Review
48

Part 5: Treatment guide
49

Very early cancer
52

Locoregional cancer
56

Metastatic cancer
64

Part 6: Making treatment decisions
71

It’s your choice
73

Questions to ask your doctors
74

Weighing your options
79

Websites
80

Review
80

Glossary
81

Dictionary
82

Acronyms
85

NCCN Panel Members
88

NCCN Member Institutions
89

Index
90