Gastric Cancer Treatments
Treatment for gastric cancer may involve a single treatment or combination of therapies, including:
- Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy is medication that is administered intravenously or orally to kill cancer cells.
- Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT): IMRT "sculpts" the dose of radiation to conform to the unique shape of a tumor.
- Gamma Knife® radiosurgery (stereotactic radiotherapy): Gamma Knife® radiosurgery delivers a single, large dose of radiation to a specific target in the brain with surgical precision.
- Proton therapy: Proton therapy is a type of external-beam radiation therapy (EBRT) treatment that uses protons instead of X-rays to deliver radiation directly to cancer cells.
- Palliative medicine: Palliative medicine relieves the pain associated with a condition, but does not treat the condition itself.
- Clinical trials: Clinical trials are studies to help researchers find effective cancer treatments.