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.


Treatment of stomach cancer depends on your age, overall health, extent of the disease and your tolerance for medications and therapies. Treatment options will likely include a combination of the following treatments.

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Gastric Cancer Treatment Guide