How do you get rid of a stomach cancer?

Surgery. The more common form of stomach cancer, adenocarcinoma is usually treated with surgery if possible, followed sometimes by chemotherapy and radiation depending on pathology findings. Gastrointestinal stromal tumors are also treated upfront with surgery if resectable. Lymphomas can also occur in stomach, and while surgery is sometimes utilized, primary chemotherapy and radiation therapy are options.
Not easy. If localized, cancer may be removed in its entirety. However, many cancers spread to the local lymph nodes and to other organs quite early making curative resection impractical. Chemotherapy may help but is not curative.
Discuss with your MD. Depend on the type of cancer, the stage of cancer. If this is adenocarcinoma- in early stage-if possible, surgery will be the best treatment. Then if indicated followed by chemotherapy alone or chemo and radiation. Sometimes, chemotherapy is given prior to surgery in certain case. In advanced stage- chemotherapy will be the treatment. If this is lymphoma-treatment-is biological + chemotherapy.

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Is advanced G3 stomach cancer, type-Lauren and signet cell, which has spread only to pancreas cureable? If so, what's the best chemo to get rid of it?

Ask his Oncologist. This is a question which requires you(patient) to visit with a medical Oncologist who can then guide you about prognosis and the choice of chemotherapy which may help the patient. It may still be curable but the odds of more trouble ahead are high and should be kept in mind as we do not have very good chemotherapy for treatiig advanced stomach cancer. Read more...

My friend says he has stage one in throat cancer and stage 3 in stomach cancer. He refuses to get treatment. What imight be life expectancy.?

We really dont know. The doctors, oncologist and other providers are trying to manage based on clinical practice guidelines in oncology. We try to treat for cure, other times to contain progression, other times is palliative (comfort, pain cotrol, social support for patient and family members). I really have you in my prayers. As condtion progresses we try to prepare the family members and patient for comfort. Read more...
Llkely 20% 5yr life. The throat cancer may have a decent outlook, but an advanced stomach cancer where the disease has likely spread to the lymph nodes and is one step away from distant metastases has about a 20% 5 year survival at best. This is if the tumor is able to be resected. It is his choice, but it might be good for him to see his doctor to at least find out what can be done to make him comfortable. Read more...

Stomach cancer treatment?

Surgery & Chemo. Early stage cancer may be treatable with surgery. Usually treatment is a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Read more...
Multiple. It depends on the stage. Extremely early stage stomach cancer can sometimes be removed through an endoscope, without an operation. Most types do need an operation called "gastrectomy" which removes the stomach and the surrounding lymph nodes. Chemotherapy and radiation are sometimes used before or after the operation. Chemotherapy is for cancer spread beyond the stomach. Read more...

What are my stomach cancer treatment choices?

Surgery. Surgery is the first treatment option for carcinoma of the stomach. Depending on the pathology you may need adjuvant radiation and chemotherapy. For lymphoma, chemotherapy and radiation without surgery. For a malt lymphoma if there is h pylori infection, antibiotics alone may clear things up. Read more...
Depends. It will depend on type and stage of tumor and can include surgery, chemo, antibiotics, etc. Read more...

What is the best treatment for stomach cancer?

It depends. What type of cancer....Is it lymphoma ? Then drugs and/or chemo regardless of the stage.... If adenocarcinoma, it all depends on the stage, early stage 1, we recommend surgery if it is too late , then it is chemotherapy or nothing. If intermediate stage, we consider chemo, surgery and radiation. Read more...
Type and stage. Treatment will depend on the type of cancer and the stage of cancer. Your performance status ( how good your condition is/other medical problems etc) is also a very important factor that has to be calculated in when deciding the best treatment for each case. Read more...

What are treatment options for stomach cancer?

See below. As with most cancer the treatment consists of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. You may consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/stomach-cancer/basics/definition/con-20038197. Read more...