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When you are treated for stomach cancer at MD Anderson's Gastrointestinal Center, you are the focus of some of the world's leading experts. They discuss your case at every juncture, planning together to ensure you receive personalized care that ensures the most advanced treatments with the least impact on your body.

When you are treated for stomach cancer at MD Anderson's Gastrointestinal Center, you are the focus of some of the world's leading experts. They discuss your case at every juncture, planning together to ensure you receive personalized care that ensures the most advanced treatments with the least impact on your body.

Cathy Eng, M.D., consulting with a patient.

MD Anderson is a big organization, but it’s welcoming and it makes you feel safe. Help was always available.

Sandy Bobet

Caregiver

Your personal team of stomach cancer experts may include oncologists, surgeons and radiation oncologists, as well as specially trained nutritionists, nurses and others. They provide complete yet specialized treatment that is designed to provide optimum results and recovery. Stomach cancer can have a marked impact on your life, and our experts guide you every step of the way to help you cope and adjust.

World-class Surgeons

Surgery for stomach cancer often is challenging, and your highest chances for a successful outcome are with a surgeon who has a high degree of experience and skill in these highly specialized procedures. Because MD Anderson is one of the nation's most active cancer centers, our surgeons use the latest techniques to perform a large number of delicate stomach cancer surgeries each year, with outcomes higher than many other cancer centers.

With groundbreaking research, MD Anderson's physicians have pioneered many improvements in the treatment of stomach cancer. We have led some of the largest international studies on chemotherapy for stomach cancer, and we continue to explore new, more-advanced treatments.

And at MD Anderson you're surrounded by the strength of one of the nation's largest and most experienced comprehensive cancer centers, which has all the support and wellness services needed to treat the whole person – not just the disease.

Treatment at MD Anderson

Stomach cancer is treated in our Gastrointestinal Center.

Facts

Understanding a disease is the first step toward finding the right care. Get the facts about stomach cancer, including the different types, how it starts and who’s at risk.

Stomach cancer facts

Did You Know?

Endometrial, uterine, stomach, ovarian, prostate and liver cancer can be clues to a family history of colon cancer. Ask about your family history of cancer.

Symptoms

Most cancers have the same symptoms as other, less serious conditions. Still, it’s important to know the signs.

Stomach cancer symptoms

Diagnosis

Blood tests, imaging exams and even surgical procedures are used to check for cancer.

Stomach cancer diagnosis

Treatment

Common cancer treatments include chemotherapy, radiation treatment and surgery. Doctors select a treatment plan based on your diagnosis and disease stage.

Stomach cancer treatment

Clinical Trials

MD Anderson patients have access to clinical trials offering promising new treatments that cannot be found anywhere else.

Knowledge Center

Find the latest news and information about stomach cancer in our Knowledge Center, including blog posts, articles, videos, news releases and more.

myCancerConnection

Talk to someone who shares your cancer diagnosis and be matched with a survivor.
 

Prevention & Screening

Many cancers can be prevented with lifestyle changes and regular screening.
 

Counseling

MD Anderson has licensed social workers to help patients, family members and loved ones cope with cancer.

BY Megan Maisel

Marne Shafer thought her running days were behind her after she received a total gastrectomy, a surgical removal of the stomach and nearby lymph nodes. She braced herself for the worst.

At age 33, the mother of two and experienced marathoner, learned she has a CDH1 gene mutation, which is associated with high-risk of a rare type of stomach cancer called hereditary diffuse gastric cancer, as well as lobular breast cancer.