Find Relief From Gastric Cancer
Advanced gastric cancer care is available from the experts at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health.
Gastric cancer, also known as stomach cancer, can be easy to miss in its early stages. At Virginia Mason Franciscan Health Cancer Care, our experienced specialists can diagnose and treat your gastric cancer whether you’re in an early or late stage of the disease.
For more information and to make an appointment, call 1-888-825-3227.
Gastric cancer screening
In the United States, most people are not recommended to have routine screening for gastric cancer. However, if you have gastric cancer risk factors, you may benefit from screening. For example, if you’ve been infected with Helicobacter pylori (H pylori), have mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT) lymphoma or use tobacco, your doctor may recommend regular screenings.
We offer several screening tests for gastric cancer. Depending on your risk factors and symptoms, you may have an upper endoscopy, serum pepsinogen test or barium-meal gastric photofluorography.
A referral from a provider is needed for a screening. Ask your primary care provider for a referral.
Gastric cancer treatment
A multidisciplinary team of specialists diagnoses and treats gastric cancer. This team consists of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, navigators and radiologists. They review cases on an individual basis and design a personalized treatment plan for each patient.
Treatment may include:
- Chemotherapy - drugs that remove, kill or damage cancer cells
- Radiation therapy - uses ionizing radiation to kill cancer cells and shrink tumors and includes stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)
- Cancer surgery - uses minimally invasive techniques such as robotic-assisted surgery
- Targeted therapies - use antibodies that target specific molecules within cancer cells
Ask your provider about clinical trials for the latest gastric cancer treatments available.
Meet our specialists
Your first visit is with a board-certified surgical oncologist or medical oncologist, who will discuss the next steps with you. You may need a referral from your primary care provider.
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