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Stomach Cancer (cont.)

Stomach Cancer Treatment

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The treatment of stomach cancer depends on the results of tests and your overall health.

  • People with advanced heart and lung disease may not tolerate aggressive therapy.

  • In many cases, the stomach cancer may have advanced too far for any available treatment to work.

  • You will require surgery to be cured. Your stomach is removed entirely, and your esophagus is attached to your small intestine.

  • Surgery may relieve symptoms of obstruction. The upper end of your stomach is connected to your small bowel, bypassing the area of obstruction.

  • Companion treatment with either chemotherapy or radiation may improve your survival following surgery.

  • After your stomach has been removed, your doctor will monitor your disease with repeat CT scans of your abdomen and gastrointestinal endoscopy to make sure the cancer does not return.

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