West Cancer Center is positioned as the region’s comprehensive leader in adult cancer care and research. Our team at West Cancer Center offers an unparalleled stomach cancer treatment plan for patients across the Mid-South region – collaborating with West’s leaders in radiation therapy, medical oncology, surgical oncology, and research to provide each patient with most individualized care possible.
A patient with stomach cancer symptoms may have one or more of the following procedures to determine your diagnosis:
- CT scan: a CT scan is a technique for imaging body tissues and organs, during which X-ray transmissions are converted to detailed images using a computer.
- Endoscopic Ultrasound: an imaging test that uses an ultrasound device to take images of your stomach from inside your abdomen. An endoscope is used to help portray these images.
- PET scan: a type of imaging scan used to determine the presence of live tissue cancer.
- Barium swallow: a diagnostic procedure where the patient drinks liquid containing barium. This helps to create better images of the stomach during imaging tests.
Your Treatment Plan
Your stomach cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.
Potential treatment options for your diagnosis include:
- Endoscopic mucosal resection: a surgical procedure most commonly used in the in early stages of disease to remove cancer from the inside lining of the stomach.
- Partial gastrectomy: a surgical procedure where the tumor is removed along with lymph nodes and other organs near the tumor.
- Total gastrectomy: a surgical procedure that includes the complete removal of the stomach along with lymph nodes and other organs.
- Radiation therapy: often used with chemotherapy, radiation therapy is the use of high-powered radiation beams to kill cancer cells. To learn more Radiation Oncology and the types of radiation therapies offered at West Cancer Center, click here.
- Chemotherapy: a drug therapy designed to kill or slow the growth of cancer cells, chemotherapy may be used with radiation therapy and surgery to treat your cancer.