Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach Treatment
- Surgery for gastric carcinoma
- Usually a total gastrectomy where all of the stomach is removed
- Surrounding lymph nodes are also removed
- Chemotherapy for gastric carcinoma
- The administration of medicines that kill cancer cells.
- May be given along with surgery
- Radiation therapy:
- May be an option in some patients
- Narcotic pain medication:
Adenocarcinoma of the Stomach Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of gastric carcinoma.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- Do I need a special exercise program?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for complications?
- Are my children at risk for this condition?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
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