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Tell me the treatment of stomach cancer

Hi sir, my grandma having stomach cancer this is starting stage as doctor said here, they suggest adyar institute to take further treatment , it will be cure or tell about the stomach cancer
Asked On : Sat, 5 Feb 2011
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but her age is 85 years
Answered: Tue, 1 Mar 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Jagdish's  Response
Hi. Welcome to Healthcaremagic

the treatment of stomach cancer depends on the stage. The treatment options include partial or total gastrectomy(cut the cancerous part of the stomach ). In addition to surgery, chemotheraphy and radiation are involved.

More specifically the stage wise treatment includes:
Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ): Cancer in just lininng of epithelial cells.Treatment of stage 0 is usually surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy).
Stage I Gastric Cancer:Cancer is found in the second or third layers of the stomach and has not spread to the lymph nodes near the location of the cancer.
treatment of stage I gastric cancer may include the following: * Surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy). * Surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy) followed by chemoradiation therapy. * A clinical trial of chemoradiation therapy given before surgery.

Stomach cancer Stage II: Cancer is in the second layer of the stomach wall and has spread to lymph nodes further away from the tumor.
Treatment of stage II gastric cancer may include the following:
* Surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy). * Surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy) followed by chemoradiation therapy. * Chemotherapy given before and after surgery. * A clinical trial of surgery followed by chemoradiation therapy testing new anticancer drugs. * A clinical trial of chemoradiation therapy given before surgery.

Stomach cancer Stage III:Cancer is in the third layer of the stomach wall and has spread to lymph nodes further away from the tumor.Treatment of stage III gastric cancer may include the following: * Surgery (total gastrectomy). * Surgery followed by chemoradiation therapy. * Chemotherapy given before and after surgery. * A clinical trial of surgery followed by chemoradiation therapy testing new anticancer drugs. * A clinical trial of chemoradiation therapy given before surgery.


Stomach cancer Stage IV:In Stage IV stomach cancer, the cancer has spread to nearby tissues and to lymph nodes further away from the tumor, or it has spread to other parts of the body (metastasis).Treatment of stage IV gastric cancer that has not spread to distant organs may include the following:
* Surgery (total gastrectomy). * Surgery followed by chemoradiation therapy. * Chemotherapy given before and after surgery. * A clinical trial of surgery followed by chemoradiation therapy testing new anticancer drugs. * A clinical trial of chemoradiation therapy given before surgery.



Regards, Dr. Jagdish
Answered: Sat, 5 Feb 2011
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