Stomach Cancer - The Siteman Approach

Patients who come to the Siteman Cancer Center for treatment of stomach or upper GI cancer are seen by a team of Washington University Physicians — surgical, medical and radiation oncologists — often during the same visit.

Siteman specialists treat stomach cancers, which include gastric cancer of the lining of the stomach, gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), which invade the connective tissue layer, and NETs with very different therapies. You benefit from treatment performed in this kind of specialized, high-volume center, which produces better outcomes.

 

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The Siteman Approach

Patients who come to the Siteman Cancer Center for treatment of stomach or upper GI cancer are seen by a team of Washington University Physicians — surgical, medical and radiation oncologists — often during the same visit.

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Symptoms, risk and diagnosis

The main goal at the Siteman Cancer Center is to get a correct diagnosis of your condition and decide on the proper treatment.

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Treatment for stomach cancer

Types of treatment used for stomach and small intestine cancer depend on the type of cancer, its malignancy, the stage at which it is diagnosed, whether the cancer has spread outside the stomach or intestine, the patient’s age, and overall health.

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