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    Gastric Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - Treatment Options by Stage

    Stage 0 (Carcinoma in Situ)

    Treatment of stage 0 is usually surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy).

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    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage 0 gastric cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage I Gastric 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.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage I gastric cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

    Stage II Gastric Cancer

    Treatment of stage II gastric cancer may include the following:

    • Surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy).
    • Surgery (total or subtotal gastrectomy) followed by chemoradiation therapy or chemotherapy.
    • 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.

    Check for U.S. clinical trials from NCI's list of cancer clinical trials that are now accepting patients with stage II gastric cancer. For more specific results, refine the search by using other search features, such as the location of the trial, the type of treatment, or the name of the drug. Talk with your doctor about clinical trials that may be right for you. General information about clinical trials is available from the NCI Web site.

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