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Treatment Options for Stomach Cancer

Researchers continue to study new treatments for stomach cancer. That means there is now more hope for survival than ever before.

How Treatment Works

Treatment for stomach cancer works in one of two ways:

As a patient, you may have just one kind of treatment or you may have a combination of local and systemic treatments.

Why a Course of Treatment Is Chosen

Treatment options depend on:

Types of Treatments

There are three major types of treatment for stomach cancer: surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Other kinds of treatment are being studied in clinical trials. One such therapy is biologic therapy. Each treatment has its own goals.

Stomach Cancer Clinical Trials

Doctors are finding new ways to treat stomach cancer. These new methods are tested in clinical trials. You may have been referred to Stanford to participate in a clinical trial. Learn more about ongoing clinical trials at Stanford and how you can join.

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