The treatment for stomach cancer depends on the size, location, extent of the cancer, and the patient’s body condition. At St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, experts from Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) will jointly hold a consultation to discuss appropriate treatment options for stomach cancer patients, so that to avoid surgical resection and side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
Traditional Anti-cancer Technology
Surgical resection: Big Trauma, high risk, easy to have complications, great damage to patients’ gastrointestinal function and lower their life quality. It is only suggested for early stage stomach cancer patients.
Radiation and Chemotherapy: Chemotherapy kills normal cells while killing cancer cells, resulting in damage to the immune system, and has toxic side effects such as: hair loss, vomiting, etc. It is not suitable for advanced stomach cancer patients.
Interventional Therapy: with a 1-2 millimeter incision, anti-cancer drugs are directly given to the tumor, causing fewer side effects and drug concentration is 2-8 times higher than systemic chemotherapy, killing cancer cells more accurately.
Photodynamic therapy: when photosensitizer is exposed to a specific wavelength of light, they produce a form of oxygen that kills nearby cells. It functions quickly (in 48 to 72 hours) with less pain, lower recurrence rate, and is suitable for weak or advanced patients.
TCM & Western Medicine: Combination of traditional Chinese medicine and minimally invasive techniques can not only kill the cancer cells effectively, but also reduce toxic side effects, lower the rate of cancer recurrence, and greatly improve survival rate.
Gene Targeted Therapy: killing cancer cells from their roots, gene-targeted therapy is the most radical anticancer treatment. Compared with traditional therapies, gene-targeted therapy is more accurate, more effective and safer.
Green Chemotherapy: Improved from traditional chemotherapy, green chemotherapy, avoiding the disadvantage of systematic chemotherapy, greatly improving curative effect and reducing toxic side effects, is a new generation of chemical weapons that kills tumors.
Tips from oncologist at St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou: Treatments for stomach cancer are various, but only by treating it based on the patients’ individualized conditions, stomach cancer can be effectively treated and controlled.