Helicobacter pylori is a bacteria that’s responsible for stomach problems such as ulcers and sometimes cancer. The good news, though, is this bug is going away and so are cases of stomach cancer.
Cancer that starts in and spreads from the stomach is called metastatic gastric cancer. Depending on the stage of the disease, there are various treatment options. A new study looked at the best treatment strategies.
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a medication to treat gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) that can’t be removed with surgery, have spread or no longer respond to existing therapies.
You don’t hear much about stomach (gastric) cancer in this country. But cancer of the stomach is the second leading cancer-related death in the world. Researchers are looking at ways to prevent this cancer altogether.
Cancers of the esophagus and stomach often require treatment with more than one type of chemotherapy agent. Researchers now know which medication is best if initial, or first-line, therapy fails.