Stomach Cancer Treatment
Also called gastric cancer, stomach cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout and to other organs. Stomach cancer can be hard to find early. Often there are no symptoms in the early stages and, in many cases, it has spread before it is found.
Determining the extent to which the disease has spread is done by a surgeon who removes nearby lymph nodes and may take samples of tissues from other areas in the abdomen for a pathologist to examine. Decisions about treatment after surgery depend on these findings.
Radiation therapy for stomach cancer may be given three ways:
- External Radiation Therapy
- Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)