The world-renowned team at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center will help determine the best treatment options for you after your stomach cancer diagnosis.
Treatment for stomach cancer is based on an individual’s prognosis. The following are some of the stomach cancer treatment options available at Banner MD Anderson.
If your stomach cancer has been detected in an early stage, your doctor may recommend an endoscopic resection. This type of treatment is the standard for early-stage stomach cancer that has not spread to the lymph nodes. There are two ways in which this procedure can remove the cancer from the stomach lining:
These treatments are far less invasive than traditional surgery. Patients who receive endoscopic resection may experience:
Typical treatment options for stomach cancers are similar to treatments for other types of cancer. These can include:
The side effects of your stomach cancer treatment may vary depending on the type of treatment a patient receives and the severity of the cancer.
Side effects for endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) and endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) are relatively mild. These side effects may include:
Depending on the type of surgery you had, you may experience:
Common side effects after radiation therapy or chemotherapy include:
At Banner MD Anderson, we offer specialized medical care for patients after being treated for stomach cancer. Our integrative oncology program provides comprehensive and compassionate care to improve our patient’s quality of life. We address the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all cancer patients and their families. Talk to your Banner MD Anderson representative to discuss our comprehensive care program.