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: