Treatment for stomach cancer

There are many different types of treatment for stomach cancer. Your treatment will depend on you and your cancer.


Stomach cancer is difficult to cure unless found at an early stage, as early stomach cancer doesn’t cause many symptoms and tends to be diagnosed when it has advanced.

Treatment for stomach cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.

Surgery remains the only curative treatment for stomach cancer, where areas of the stomach and lymphatic tissue are removed. Chemotherapy can also be used to reduce the size of tumours prior to surgery, to decrease the risk of recurrence and for palliative patients to remove obstruction.1

Some common therapies used to treat stomach cancer can include:

References

For a full list of references, click here.
  1. Cancer Council Australia. (2019). Stomach cancer. Retrieved on 19 November 2019 from https://www.cancer.org.au/about-cancer/types-of-cancer/stomach-cancer.html
  2. American Cancer Society. (2017). What is stomach cancer? Retrieved on 17 January 2020 from https://www.cancer.org/cancer/stomach-cancer/about/what-is-stomach-cancer.html
  3. American Cancer Society. (2017). Can stomach cancer be prevented? Retrieved on 16 January 2020 from https://www.cancer.org/stomach-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/prevention.html
  4. Cancer Council NSW. (2020). Stomach cancer. Retrieved on 16 January 2020 from https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/stomach-cancer/

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