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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer is dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers. DDF seeks as its ultimate goal to make the cure for stomach cancer a reality.
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Treatment Options - Surgery, Chemotherapy, Targeted Treatments, and Radiation

The treatment for stomach cancer depends on its stage--the size and location of the tumor, whether the cancer has spread, and the patient's overall health. Treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy (possibly before and after surgery), targeted treatments, and radiation or any combination of these treatments.


When the cancer is confined to the stomach, surgery is the essential component to all curative treatments for gastric cancer. The goal of surgery for potentially curable stomach cancer is to remove all of the cancer while preserving as much of the patient's normal gastric function as possible. All stomach cancer surgery is complex and ideally should be performed by an experienced surgical oncologist working together with ...
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Patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer can benefit from chemotherapy in managing both their disease and its symptoms. A number of studies have shown that patients undergoing chemotherapy had a higher quality of life than those receiving best supportive care. There are currently a number of drugs, combinations of drugs, and targeted therapies that have been shown to be effective in extending the lives of ...
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Targeted Treatments

Targeted therapy is a type of treatment that targets a cancer's specific genes, proteins, or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival.  Targeted therapy includes drugs that are aimed at specific genes or proteins that are only found in cancer cells or the tissue environment that contributes to cancer growth and survival. It is often used along with chemotherapy and other cancer treatments to block the growth and ...
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Radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or sub-atomic particles to kill cancer cells in a specific area of the body.  External beam radiation therapy is the type of radiation therapy most often used to treat stomach cancer. This treatment focuses radiation on the cancer from a machine outside the body. Having this type of radiation therapy is like having an x-ray, except that each treatment lasts longer, and the patient usually receives ...
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Stomach Cancer Brochure

To learn more about this topic and other stomach cancer topics, simply click below to download our new Debbie's Dream Foundation Stomach Cancer Brochure which was developed in conjunction with Lilly Oncology or contact our office to request that a free copy be mailed to you. You can also contact our office to request a free Mentor be assigned to you through our Patient Resource Education Program (PREP). We are here for you!

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Debbie's Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer ("DDF") is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment or other health care services. Debbie's Dream Foundation staff cannot answer medical questions or provide treatment recommendations. DDF may provide information to you about physicians, products, services, clinical trials or treatments related to stomach cancer, but DDF does not recommend nor endorse any particular health care resource. You are advised to direct all medical questions to your health care professionals and to freely seek other opinions.  In addition, please note that personal information you provide to DDF during telephone and/or email communications are kept highly confidential and it may be stored and used to help DDF achieve its mission of assisting patients with, and finding cures and treatments for, stomach cancer. Stored constituent information may be used to inform DDF programs and activities. Information also may be provided in aggregate or limited formats to third parties to guide future stomach cancer research and treatment efforts. DDF will not provide personal directly identifying information (such as your name or contact information) to such third parties without your prior written consent unless required or permitted by law to do so.

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