Stomach (Gastric) Cancer Overview
Diet and Bacteria May Contribute
Stomach cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the lining and wall of the stomach. Stomach cancer has declined dramatically in the U.S. since 1930. It is still a leading cause of cancer death worldwide, however.
Most stomach cancers start in the cells of the stomach’s innermost lining, called the mucosa. A type of bacteria—Helicobacter pylori—contributes to stomach cancer. It also causes stomach ulcers. Diet has been linked to stomach cancer, too.
The stomach cancer specialists at The University of Kansas Cancer Center are leaders in the field. They work as a team to provide you with the latest advances in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and resources.
Why You Should Choose The University of Kansas Cancer Center
If you have stomach cancer, you will find the leading specialists you need at The University of Kansas Cancer Center. Our interdisciplinary team of surgical, radiation and medical oncologists and gastroenterologists have years of experience treating hundreds of patients with stomach cancer.
Because we are an academic center, we offer some of the region's most advanced cancer treatments. We are constantly finding new treatments to improve lives. We use state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to improve patient outcomes and reduce side effects. We also use the latest findings in cancer research.
Our staff also are accustomed to working with community health care providers. In many cases, you can receive some of your treatment near your own home in coordination with the staff at The University of Kansas Cancer Center.
Each person is unique, so we tailor your care to your personal needs. This means doctors, nurses and other staff work closely together. They discuss every patient’s treatment as a team to stay up to date on your care and treatment.
We are part of many national clinical trials on cancer treatment. So, you benefit from our staff’s exposure to the latest options. You also may be able to take part in a clinical trial for stomach cancer during your treatment.
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