Stomach Cancer

 

Stomach cancers are rare and serious.

Nebraska Medicine has a team of dedicated specialists including: gastroenterologist, radiologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, surgical oncologists, and gastrointestinal oncologists dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers including stomach, bile duct, colorectal, esophageal and pancreatic cancers.

This team is committed to ensuring you receive the best care possible using the most advanced treatments and therapies.

Patient Guides

Come to Nebraska Medicine for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Cancers Because we Offer:

Expertise in Cancer

Patients have access to a team of experienced cancer specialists who work together to provide a comprehensive, individualized approach to patient care for a variety of cancers of the stomach (gastrointestinal) track, including:

Diagnosis and Treatment by a Team

A team of cancer doctors determines the best possible treatment plan. A typical team includes:

  • Chemotherapy specialists
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Nurse case managers
  • Pharmacists
  • Social workers
  • Pain specialists
  • Surgical oncologists
  • Internal medicine specialists
  • Oncology certified nurses
  • Pathologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Rehabilitation Experts

Patients undergoing cancer treatment at Nebraska Medicine also have access to our 24/7 Infusion Center at the Peggy D. Cowdery Patient Care Center, which serves as both a treatment center and 24/7 urgent-care-type facility. A rare offering in the region.

Advanced Diagnostic Technology

Our specialists use an advanced diagnostic technique called endoscopic ultrasound. This allows us to use a scope to go down the esophagus and view the stomach and identify lesions at an early stage. Our specialists also perform endoscopic mucosal resections, which allows us to remove early stage tumors without surgery.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Our surgeons have had advanced training in surgical techniques that allows them to remove lymph nodes from the stomach region, resulting in less recurrence and improved survival. Surgical therapies may include: laparoscopic and robotic procedures and for advanced cases hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) and cytoreductive surgery (CRS).

Clinical Trials

Our doctors are very involved in research and clinical trials. Clinical trials give you early access to the most current and promising treatment and therapy options before they become available elsewhere. See what trials related to gastrointestinal issues are currently underway. 

Addressing Your Personal Care Needs

Addressing a patient’s physical, educational, emotional and spiritual needs are important aspects of providing a more complete and holistic approach to care. A host of amenities and supportive services are available to help meet these needs. This includes personal care services such as wigs, wig fittings, prosthetic and bra fittings, yoga, massage therapy, skin care and make-up lessons specifically geared for people with or recovering from cancer are also provided in a private setting.

Cancer Support Services

Finding out that you have cancer can be a very emotional and difficult time. You will likely have many questions and issues to work through. We will be with you every step of the way. Nebraska Medicine offers a host of cancer support services to help you with your physical, emotional, educational and financial needs.

We're Here for you Long After Your Treatment

Our Survivorship Clinic is designed to help you deal with the emotional and physical challenges cancer can leave behind such as fear of recurrence, physical and medical long-term side effects and helping you return to a normal life again. It will also help you transition back into the care of your primary care physician.