Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer, which is very rare, can include adenocarcinoma, lymphoma, gastric sarcoma, and carcinoid tumors. 
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Adenocarcinoma, which develops in the cells of the stomach lining, is the most common form of stomach cancer. Stomach cancer is often diagnosed at a late stage, making treatment more complex.

Our Approach

Our M Health Fairview care team treats all forms of stomach cancers. We provide a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options, including laparoscopic, robotic, and traditional surgery as well as radiation and chemotherapy for patients with a range of medical needs.

Many of our physicians are also involved in research through Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, providing you with the latest treatment options available.

Treatments, Tests, and Procedures


Chemotherapy is a treatment option for adults or children with cancer using drugs that kill cancer cells. Often simply called “chemo,” chemotherapy is a combination of medications designed to destroy cancer cells, cause remission of your cancer or actually cure the cancer.
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Radiation Oncology

Radiation therapy uses high-energy rays to shrink tumors, kill cancer cells, and treat other non-cancerous conditions. Several types of radiation therapy is often used to limit radiation exposure as much as possible while still delivering the optimal outcomes for patients.
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TomoTherapy is a specialized form of radiation delivery that combines radiation therapy with 3D imaging to create more precise targeting of tumors. It works by delivering radiation beams from multiple directions allowing the radiation to match the exact shape of the tumor.
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Immunotherapy is an emerging form of cancer treatment with great promise and limited toxicity. Its goal is to harness the power of the patient’s immune system and use it to fight cancer. Sometimes called biological therapy, it's changing the way we think about cancer treatment.
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Social Work Services for Cancer Patients

M Health Fairview offers Social Work Services for Cancer Patients, and we're committed to providing you with personalized, breakthrough care.
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There may be other treatments, test, and procedures for this diagnosis, including:

  • Radiation Therapy
  • Surgical Oncology