Gastric/ Stomach Cancer

Overview

Approximately 25,000 cases of stomach cancer are diagnosed each year in the United States. There are many potential risk factors for stomach cancer, which can include: tobacco use, dietary factors (e.g. high intake of nitroso compounds), helicobacter pylori bacterial infection, and genetic predisposition. Diagnosis of gastric cancer is typically made by a biopsy, done during an upper endoscopic examination of the esophagus. Once a diagnosis of gastric cancer is established, imaging studies are often performed to help determine the cancer stage.

Treatment Options

Determination of the appropriate treatment for gastric cancer may require evaluation by a surgeon and/or medical oncologist and/or other specialists. Consultation with an oncologist is often needed, to help coordinate an appropriate treatment plan. Treatment options includes surgery, radiation neoadjuant or perioperative chemotherapy, chemoradiation, or chemotherapy alone for metastatic disease. Chemotherapy agents used include 5-FU, cisplatin, oxaliplatin, irinotecan, antracyclines, and taxanes.

Gastric/ Stomach Cancer

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Raymond Tsao completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine. Dr. Tsao is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer). Click here to learn more about Dr. Raymond Tsao.

Dina Giovanetti

Dina Giovanetti

Dina Giovanetti received her BSN in 1994 and her MSN in 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for most of her career before joining Cancer Center of South Florida and practicing Oncology. Click here to learn more about Dina Giovanetti.

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