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What are the treatments for stomach cancer?
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In brief: Depends
Treatment of stomach cancer depends on what type it is.
Lymphoma is treated with chemotherapy. Adenocarcinoma is treated with surgical resection if the cancer is contained and not spread to other sites such as the liver. Sometimes surgical bypass if cancer is obstructing the stomach, or chemotherapy to try to shrink it.

In brief: Depends
Treatment of stomach cancer depends on what type it is.
Lymphoma is treated with chemotherapy. Adenocarcinoma is treated with surgical resection if the cancer is contained and not spread to other sites such as the liver. Sometimes surgical bypass if cancer is obstructing the stomach, or chemotherapy to try to shrink it.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
One of the marvels of modern medical science is that gastric lymphomas often regress permanently upon removal of helicobacter infection. The immune cells that fight the helicobacter are required to sustain the malignancy. Just a heads-up. Stomach carcinomas are more ominous. I wish you luck.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Excellent additional information from Dr. Friedlander.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Depends on the stage
The treatment depends on the stage, and on the location of the cancer. Select stomach cancer that are very thin can be removed using an incision-less flexible camera-based system, called emr. Otherwise, stomach cancers that are deeper or that have spread to nearby lymph nodes undergo an operation, usually with chemotherapy.
If the cancer has spread beyond, then it's usually chemotherapy.

In brief: Depends on the stage
The treatment depends on the stage, and on the location of the cancer. Select stomach cancer that are very thin can be removed using an incision-less flexible camera-based system, called emr. Otherwise, stomach cancers that are deeper or that have spread to nearby lymph nodes undergo an operation, usually with chemotherapy.
If the cancer has spread beyond, then it's usually chemotherapy.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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