Treatment of Gastric Cancer

The average person in the United States has a risk for stomach cancer that is less than 1%. Men have a slightly higher risk than women. Most cases are diagnosed between the ages of 60 and 80. Some hereditary cancer syndromes cause an increased risk for stomach cancer.

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Surgery is typically used to remove the part of the stomach with cancer (gastrectomy) and nearby lymph nodes.

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Surgery removing a part or the entire stomach (gastrectomy) as well as surrounding tissues, organs, and lymph nodes may be used, along with adjuvant and/or neoadjuvant chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

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Treatment is aimed at keeping cancer under control and relieving symptoms. Surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy is often used. Targeted therapy in combination with chemotherapy may be used to treat HER2-positive metastatic gastric cancers.

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