About Your Care and Condition
Stomach cancer is fairly uncommon (the 19th most common cancer in the U.S.). In the United States, there is no routine screening for upper GI cancers, and there are few symptoms in the early stages. There are several different types of stomach cancer, and each cancer is treated individually. Tests such as the endoscopic ultrasound offer important details to help your oncologist and surgeon determine the best treatment for you.
Our comprehensive multispecialty team diagnoses and treats more upper GI cancer cases than any other hospital in the region. We perform approximately 20 major surgeries for stomach cancer each year, and with these high volumes have improved patient and disease outcomes.