Stomach cancer care at Mayo Clinic

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Mayo Clinic doctors are respected for their expertise and experience in caring for people with stomach cancer.

Your Mayo Clinic care team

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At Mayo Clinic, doctors from many specialties work as a team to provide comprehensive care for people with stomach cancer. Your care team may include:

  • Medical oncologists
  • Gastroenterologists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • General surgeons
  • Thoracic surgeons
  • Pathologists
  • Dietitians
  • Medical geneticists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Palliative care experts
  • Pharmacologists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers

Other specialists can be included as needed.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

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Experienced gastroenterologists at Mayo Clinic use advanced endoscopic ultrasound techniques to accurately identify the stage of your cancer. Your care team has access to the latest imaging techniques, such as PET/MRI scans, to help detect cancer and determine its extent.

At Mayo Clinic, you have access to a full range of treatments, including the latest treatment advances. Your care team will work with you to review your treatment options and develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs and goals.

Treatment options at Mayo Clinic include:

  • A full range of treatment options. Your treatment team includes doctors from many specialties so that all of the treatment options are considered when making your treatment plan. Options might include endoscopic resection, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and others.
  • Minimally invasive surgery. Mayo Clinic surgeons are skilled in all surgical techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, esophagectomy, subtotal gastrectomy and total gastrectomy.
  • Highly targeted radiation therapy. Mayo Clinic radiation oncologists are skilled in using proton beam therapy to treat cancer. This newer type of radiation therapy uses a highly targeted precision beam to treat cancers located close to critical organs and body structures.
  • Carefully selected systemic therapy. Mayo Clinic oncologists carefully select targeted therapy drugs and immunotherapy treatments that are most likely to work against your cancer. Pathologists use next-generation sequencing to analyze cancer cells so treatment can be tailored for people with advanced stomach cancer.
  • Access to the latest treatments. People who seek care at Mayo Clinic have access to clinical trials studying the latest treatments for stomach cancer.

Expertise and rankings

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Mayo Clinic doctors are widely respected for their expertise and experience in caring for people with stomach cancer. When you seek care at Mayo Clinic, you can expect:

  • Personalized care. At Mayo Clinic, medical oncologists, gastroenterologists, radiation oncologists, general surgeons, thoracic surgeons, pathologists and pharmacologists work as a multidisciplinary team to provide comprehensive care for those with stomach cancer.
  • Experience you can trust. Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience treating stomach cancer, including cancer that affects the gastroesophageal junction. Each year, doctors at Mayo Clinic care for more than 900 people with stomach cancer.
  • Nationally recognized expertise. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets the strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognize scientific excellence and a multispecialty approach focused on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

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April 27, 2021