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  • Medical Center Operator

  • 201-833-3000

  • Physician Referral Service

  • 877-HOLY-NAME (465-9626)

  • Patient Information

  • 201-833-3300

  • Foundation (Donations)

  • 201-833-3187

  • Human Resources

  • 201-833-7040

  • Medical Staff Office

  • 201-833-3352

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Surgery is often used in treating stomach cancer. When the tumor is at an early stage, it can be removed with an upper endoscopy. If the cancer is more advanced, a portion of the stomach affected by the cancer will be removed. When the cancer is in a late stage, the entire stomach is removed and the esophagus is connected to the small intestine.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is using high-powered beams of energy to target the cancer cells. It is used before surgery to shrink the tumor, or after surgery to kill any cancer cells that may remain. It is frequently used in combination with chemotherapy.


Chemotherapy uses medication to travel through the body and kill any cancer cells that may have spread beyond the stomach. It may be given before surgery to help shrink the tumor and make it easier to remove, or after surgery to kill off any cells that may remain. It is often combined with radiology.

Targeted therapy

Targeted therapy uses drugs that attack specific abnormalities in cancer cells. There are at least five different drugs that can be used, depending on the genetic makeup of the cancer cells.