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How do you get rid of a stomach cancer?

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Dr. Tahir Ijaz
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tahir Ijaz
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
discuss in detail with your oncologist/surgical oncologist. see also further info at: www.nccn.com or www.cancer.org or www.cancer.gov
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