When it comes to stomach cancer care, the right treatment plan depends on the patient’s age, stage of the cancer, and other factors. That’s why it’s so important to place your trust in the experts at Regional Cancer Care Associates, who deploy a multidisciplinary approach to treating stomach cancer. With numerous state-of-the-art facilities in Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey, we’re standing by to help you or your loved one attain the best possible outcome.
Depending on the disease’s progression and the patient’s overall health, we may recommend one of the following types of surgical treatments:
This type of surgery is done without making an incision. Instead, the surgeon passes a long, flexible tube, with a tiny camera called an endoscope, down the esophagus to the stomach. Surgical tools can then be maneuvered through the endoscope to remove the tumor.
Also called partial gastrectomy, this operation is usually recommended when the cancer is located only in one part of the stomach. A portion of the stomach is extracted to remove the cancer and prevent it from spreading.
This procedure is typically reserved for when the cancer has spread throughout the stomach. The surgeon must remove the entire stomach and sometimes parts of nearby organs. The esophagus is then connected to the small intestine so that the patient can digest small amounts of food at a time.
Radiosurgery is an effective treatment when the cancer’s boundaries are clearly defined. Doctors use robotics to aim a focused beam of high-intensity radiation at the tumor. This technique kills the tumor while limiting the damage to normal tissues. Doctors may then perform an endoscopic resection or gastrectomy to remove parts of the dead tumor as necessary.
Regardless of whether surgery is required, all patients with stomach cancer can expect to receive any of the following treatment options:
Regional Cancer Care Associates has been serving patients, families, and communities in Connecticut, Maryland, and New Jersey for years. When it comes to developing a stomach cancer treatment plan, we’re equipped with the expertise and state-of-the-art technology to provide the most effective stomach cancer treatments possible. To learn more, contact us today.
When standard cancer treatments aren’t providing the results you want, clinical trials may offer hope. Our physicians use clinical trials to study new treatments, helping transform cancer care for the better. You can enroll in a clinical trial to try groundbreaking treatment plans at zero cost to you.
Regional Cancer Care Associates is one of fewer than 200 medical practices in the country selected to participate in the Oncology Care Model (OCM); a recent Medicare initiative aimed at improving care coordination and access to and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing chemotherapy treatment.