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Your treatment depends on where your cancer is in the stomach, 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. 


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


Chemotherapy uses anti cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. The drugs circulate throughout the body in the bloodstream.


Radiotherapy uses high energy waves similar to x-rays to kill cancer cells. You might have radiotherapy as part of your treatment for stomach cancer.

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. 

Follow up appointments

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

Last reviewed: 
09 Jan 2020
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