Decorative image

Treatment

Your treatment depends on where in the stomach your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health. A team of doctors and other professionals discuss the best treatment and care for you.

Treatment decisions

The treatment you have for stomach cancer depends on the stage of your cancer. You might have one or more treatments, including surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or targeted cancer drugs. 

Surgery

The type of surgery you need depends on where the cancer is in your stomach.

Chemotherapy

When, where and how you have chemotherapy for stomach cancer, and the possible side effects.

Radiotherapy

You might have radiotherapy as part of your treatment for stomach cancer. You usually have it with chemotherapy and this is called chemoradiotherapy. 

Treatment for advanced cancer

Find out how treatments aim to control symptoms when stomach cancer is advanced.

Follow up appointments

Find out about follow up appointments and tests after treatment for stomach cancer.

Last reviewed: 
04 Jul 2016

Information and help