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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.
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.
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.
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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.
BY Megan Maisel
January 30, 2017
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.