Stomach cancer screening options are still being studied, and there’s not yet an optimal way to check for stomach cancer in people who do not have any warning signs. However, for individuals who are experiencing unusual symptoms, there are several options for early detection, including endoscopic ultrasounds and biopsies. At Moffitt Cancer Center, just a short drive away from St. Petersburg, Florida, we perform advanced diagnostic tests to detect cancerous changes as promptly as possible, when patients tend to have the most treatment options, which generally leads to the best outcomes and the highest quality of life.
While regular stomach cancer screening tests for those not displaying symptoms are still being evaluated, Moffitt’s oncologists can provide individualized recommendations to individuals who have a higher-than-average chance of developing the condition due to:
- A genetic predisposition resulting in familial adenomatous polyposis, hereditary diffuse gastric cancer or other inherited conditions
- A personal medical history that includes stomach inflammation, stomach polyps, pernicious anemia or other related conditions
- A history of environmental or occupational exposure to certain carcinogens
- Other known stomach cancer risk factors
Not only do we provide high-risk individuals from St. Petersburg and other areas with tailored recommendations for testing and surveillance, but we also provide preventive care recommendations and risk reduction counseling. Simultaneously, we’re working behind the scenes to develop potential screening tests and improved diagnostic options, leading to an increased likelihood of early detection for our patients.
To learn more about stomach cancer screening options or the diagnostic tests that we currently offer, residents of St. Petersburg, FL, and other nearby areas can call 1-888-663-3488 or submit a new patient registration form online. No referral is required to make an appointment.