A 21-year-old male asked:
if stomach cancer has invaded the fibroadipose tissue under the pancreas, can it be cured? presuming that the cancer hasn't spread to distant organs.
1 doctor answer
Dr. Grant Seeger answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Potentially curable: Aggressive locally advance stomach (gastric) cancers that erode into nearby organs can potentially be cured with aggressive surgery and chemoradiation therapy. The staging workup with PET-CT scan must be performed along with high-definition scans of abdomen with CT or MRI. The procedure may end up being like a Whipple surgery. The surgical oncologist is the doctor that will make the decision.
Answered on Jun 27, 2014
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