Stomach Cancer

San Diego’s leader in gastric cancer treatment

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San Diego’s leader in gastric cancer treatment

A recognized leader in stomach cancer care and treatment, Scripps Cancer Center offers the most advanced medical techniques to fight stomach cancer. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Green Hospital among the best in the nation for gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery. 

Stomach cancer often requires aggressive, highly specialized treatment, often including a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Scripps is at the forefront of innovative surgical procedures and the latest radiation therapy techniques. Our multidisciplinary, collaborative board of cancer specialists reviews every patient’s care plan to ensure you receive the best possible care from diagnosis to recovery. 

About stomach cancer

Stomach cancer, also called gastric cancer, is a cancer that starts in the stomach. Stomach cancer occurs in the abdominal area, as does colon cancer, liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. When diagnosed early, stomach cancer has a higher chance of successful treatment.

Stomach cancer occurs more often in men and is most common among older people and those in other parts of the world. In the United States, the average person’s risk of developing stomach cancer is 1 in 111.

Stomach cancer symptoms, diagnosis and stages

Stomach cancer symptoms are rare in the early stages of the disease. Often, stomach cancer isn’t diagnosed until it has spread to other parts of the body. Learn more on symptoms, imaging and diagnostic testing and the stages of stomach cancer below.

Treatment and clinical trials

Scripps' multidisciplinary teams fight gastric (stomach) cancer using advanced treatments and therapies, including robot-assisted surgery and state-of-the-art radiation therapy. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with stomach cancer, you need a team of specialized physicians and clinicians with expertise in treating the disease, as well as the most advanced technologies and therapies to fight it. Scripps affiliated physicians and cancer treatment facilities are at the forefront of stomach cancer treatment.

Stomach cancer treatment locations

Scripps diagnoses and treats stomach cancer at numerous locations throughout San Diego County. From Chula Vista and La Jolla to Encinitas and beyond, our extensive network of Southern California cancer care centers includes:

  • Four Scripps hospitals on five campuses
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Specialty cancer treatment centers

For details on specific centers and their services, visit cancer care locations.

Support groups, services and resources

As leaders in stomach cancer care, we know what it takes to fight a winning battle. That’s why we equip our patients with the support and resources necessary to achieve their best possible outcome. From connecting you with support groups and services to empowering you with the latest resources and research, Scripps offers a comprehensive lineup to help you along every step of your cancer journey.