Is Stomach Cancer Curable if Caught Early?
There are many factors that influence the prognosis of patients with stomach cancer, such as the location, type and stage of the cancer, as well as the patient’s age and overall health. Like all malignancies, stomach cancer is usually most treatable when it is found early, before the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Sometimes, surgery is all that is needed to treat stomach cancer in its earliest stages, though other treatments like chemotherapy, radiation therapy and molecularly targeted therapy may also be included in a patient’s treatment plan.
Where should I go for stomach cancer treatment?
Patients with stomach cancer tend to have better outcomes when they receive treatment at a reputable cancer center with experienced physicians, like Moffitt Cancer Center. Because Moffitt is a high-volume cancer center, our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program regularly treats patients with uncommon and complex forms of stomach cancer, and our unique level of experience can make all the difference in helping our patients achieve positive outcomes and an improved quality of life. Moffitt patients also benefit from the expertise of a multispecialty team that focuses exclusively on cancers of the GI tract and comprises:
- Medical oncologists
- Surgical oncologists
- Radiation oncologists
- And other professionals
What should I do if I think I might have stomach cancer?
If you are showing symptoms of stomach cancer, schedule an appointment at a cancer center that can assess your symptoms and perform diagnostic tests, if necessary. At Moffitt, we can provide a thorough analysis of your symptoms and recommend the most appropriate screening for you. If stomach cancer is found, we will develop an individualized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique cancer. You will also have access to a number of supportive care specialists to help you navigate the challenges of undergoing cancer treatment.
If you would like to speak with a Moffitt physician about your stomach cancer symptoms, screening or treatment options, call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. You do not need a referral to schedule an appointment.