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.


Survival Rate

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


Survival Rate

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.


Survival Rate

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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