An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

It is estimated that there will be over 26,000 new cases of stomach (gastric) cancer diagnosed this year; it is also more prevalent in men than women. If you have been diagnosed with stomach cancer, come to City of Hope for a second opinion.

Getting treated here means your care is in the hands of world experts in robotic and minimally invasive surgery and precision medicine. It means comprehensive, multidisciplinary care from physicians offering the newest and best treatments for both early and late stage disease. And our commitment to high quality, personalized care means we place your concerns and quality of life at the center of your treatment.

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City of Hope’s world renowned stomach cancer care team uses the latest technology and innovation to treat cancer while providing compassionate care. Call 800-826-4673 or request an appointment online.

Our Expertise

City of Hope is one of only a few high-volume centers for gastric surgery in the country and our patients have access to some of the most promising new therapies as part of our clinical trials program.

Highlights of Our Stomach Cancer Program Include:

  • Minimally invasive procedures, including laparoscopic and robotic surgery, that result in less pain and quicker recovery
  • Surgeons expert at performing operations like D2 lymphadenectomy, a complex and more extensive method of removing disease-containing lymph nodes
  • Advanced endoscopic procedures for early stage disease, including endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Genetic testing and customized drug therapy tailored to the molecular profile of specific types of stomach cancer
  • Clinical trials, including combining immunotherapy with radiation therapy, to bolster the immune system response to fighting cancer
  • Palliative procedures designed to improve quality of life

City of Hope’s team of surgeons, gastroenterologists, medical oncologists, nurses, radiologists, and genetic and nutritional counselors work together closely at all stages to provide seamless, coordinated care. We balance that approach with personalized medicine — not just when it comes to your cancer, but the kind that makes you feel supported throughout your treatment.

When we care for you at City of Hope, we are not just focused on leading-edge care and innovation — we are working to make you whole again.

Stomach Diseases We Treat

Stomach (Gastric) Cancer

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Precancerous lesions that may develop into adenocarcinoma
  • Dysplasia
  • Metaplasia

Gastrointestinal stromal tumors of the stomach
Neuroendocrine tumors of the stomach

  • Carcinoids
  • Gastrinomas

Other less common types of stomach cancer

  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Giant cell carcinoma
  • Lymphoma

Noncancerous tumors of the stomach

  • Leiomyoma
  • Schwannoma
  • Lipoma
  • Hyperplastic polyps
  • Inflammatory polyps
  • Hamartomatous polyps

Top cancer hospital

City of Hope is internationally recognized for its research and breakthrough treatments, has been named one of America’s top cancer hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for over a decade and is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center.

We are one of only a few dozen centers in the country that treat stomach cancer using a comprehensive approach — by a team whose sole focus is treating this type of cancer. Your care includes regular interaction and input from a team that includes surgeons, oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiologists and pathologists — along with nurses, social workers, nutritionists and specially trained support staff. And we provide nutritional counseling, physical therapy and spiritual support at all stages of treatment.


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