Treatments for stage 0 stomach cancer
Surgery is a standard treatment for stage 0 stomach cancer.
A gastrectomy removes all or part of the stomach. Some lymph nodes around the stomach are also removed (called a lymph node dissection). This is the most common type of surgery done to treat stage 0 cancer.
An endoscopic resection (ER) uses an
A limited surgical resection removes the section of the stomach wall that contains the abnormal area along with some healthy tissue around it (called the surgical margin). This may be used to treat small tumours without any ulceration (no open wound).
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Cancer Care Ontario. Evidence-Based Series 2-19: Staging and Surgical Approaches in Gastric Cancer. 2017: https://www.cancercareontario.ca/en.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network . NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology: Gastric Cancer (Version 1.2019). https://www.nccn.org/home.