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Advanced cancer

Advanced stomach cancer means that a cancer that began in the stomach has spread to at least one other part of the body, such as the liver or lungs. Advanced cancer can’t be cured. But treatment can control it, relieve the symptoms, and try to improve your quality of life.

What is advanced stomach cancer?

Advanced stomach cancer means that a cancer that began in the stomach has spread to at least one other part of the body, such as the liver or lungs.

Symptoms of advanced stomach cancer

The symptoms of advanced stomach cancer depend on what part of the body the cancer has spread to. 

Tests

You might have a number of tests to help diagnose stomach cancer or to see how the big the cancer is and whether it has spread (the stage). 

Treatment for advanced cancer

Advanced stomach cancer means your cancer has spread to other parts of your body. Treatment includes chemotherapy, targeted cancer drugs and radiotherapy. 

Coping with advanced stomach cancer

Get support to cope with emotional, practical and physical issues when you have advanced stomach cancer.

Support at home

You might need some care and support at home due to stomach cancer or its treatment. Find out about practical and emotional support available to you. 

Last reviewed: 
17 Jan 2020

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