Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Radiation therapy for stomach cancer

radiation therapy

Radiation therapy for stomach cancer

Depending on the type of stomach cancer you have and the extent of the disease, your stomach cancer treatment plan at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) may include radiation treatment. Types of stomach cancer treated with radiation therapy include:

  • Adenocarcinoma of the stomach
  • Lymphoma of the stomach (e.g., a MALT tumor or GALT tumor)

In most cases, stomach cancer radiation treatment is delivered from outside the body using a high-tech radiation machine. This is called external beam radiation. There are number of technologies used to deliver precise external beam radiation treatments, including IMRT and TomoTherapy®. These methods help minimize the amount of normal tissue that is radiated, which may decrease the side effects associated with treatment.

Radiation treatment may help:

  • Destroy cancer cells that remain after stomach cancer surgery
  • Shrink tumors
  • Alleviate pain
  • Stop bleeding
  • Decrease the risk of cancer recurrence in the same area of the body

Stomach cancer radiation therapies