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What does surgery for stomach cancer consist of?

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Your doctor might remove part of your stomach or other tissues nearby that have cancer cells. Surgery gets rid of the tumor and stops cancer from spreading to other parts of your body. If your disease is in a more advanced stage, your doctor might need to remove all of your stomach.

Some tumors can keep food from moving in and out of your stomach. In that case, you might have surgery to put in a stent, a device that keeps the pathways open.

From: Stomach Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

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National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Harvard School of Public Health.

MD Anderson Center at University of Texas.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

SOURCES:

National Cancer Institute.

American Cancer Society.

Harvard School of Public Health.

MD Anderson Center at University of Texas.

 

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on July 18, 2017

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