Our physicians, surgeons, and oncologists have dedicated their careers to treating and studying stomach cancer. This focus has given our team a unique level of expertise in treating cancer. We work together to determine the strongest, most effective treatment plan for each individual.
At the Cancer Institute, we use the latest techniques and technology to provide a comprehensive treatment plan. We work to destroy the cancer while saving as much of the stomach as possible. Our treatment plans include:
Depending on the stage of the cancer, we may use a single treatment technique, or we may combine therapy options to give you the best results. Our stomach cancer specialists treat stomach cancer using surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and clinical trials. At every step of the way, we discuss your options and consider your personal preferences and lifestyle.
Surgeons at the Cancer Institute use the latest techniques and technology. Their expertise ensures that you receive the most thorough treatment plan with the best possible results. We may use surgery to remove the cancer and part or all of the stomach, depending on the type and stage of the cancer. The surgeon will try to leave as much of the stomach intact as possible so you can have a functional digestive system. We will discuss your pain management options with you before the procedure.
Our advanced surgical options include:
You may need radiation therapy (high-dose radiation beams directed at the tumor) before or after surgery. The Cancer Institute is the only radiation oncology network accredited in western Pennsylvania by the American College of Radiology. This designation means the Cancer Institute meets specific guidelines for patient safety, quality control, and efficiency of equipment.
Our advanced radiation therapies include:
Our expert oncologists treat patients using a variety of medications. You may receive these treatments before or after surgery or on their own. Our advanced medical oncology therapies include:
When stomach cancer is caught in an advanced stage, surgery may not be an effective treatment option. Palliative care cannot cure the disease, but it helps to relieve the symptoms and improve your quality of life. Palliative care options include:
After certain types of stomach cancer treatment, such as gastrectomy (removal of the stomach), rehabilitation may be necessary. The highly trained and compassionate team at the Esophageal Institute's clinic helps you resume a full life post-cancer. You have access to: