Stomach Cancer

Stomach cancer is a malignancy originating in the stomach. Cancers located at the junction of the esophagus and stomach are commonly referred to as gastroesophageal (GE) junction cancers.

Symptoms of Stomach Cancer

When tumors block the passage of food from the stomach into the intestines, a variety of symptoms may occur, including:

  • Pain with eating
  • Inability to swallow solid foods
  • Unexplained weight loss or loss of appetite
  • Vomiting after eating

Evaluation for Stomach Cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center offers a multidisciplinary, expert-based team approach to diagnosing and treating each patient.

You will be evaluated by a member of our gastric and GE junction cancer treatment team, as well as by a multidisciplinary team that attends our weekly Gastrointestinal Cancer Multidisciplinary Conference. The team includes surgical oncologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists, radiologists, and gastroenterologists.

Treatment for Stomach Cancer

Individualized treatment plans may include specialized endoscopy (looking inside the stomach with a camera), surgical removal of the tumor, chemotherapy, or radiation.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials may provide you with an opportunity to complement traditional therapy with the newest, most promising treatment strategies for challenging types of cancer.

How We’re Different

Our team of physicians and researchers has extensive experience with stomach and esophageal cancer. You will benefit from our specialization, our individualized treatment plans, and our access to the most innovative, promising new therapies, including minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Request an Appointment

For an appointment at our facility in Dallas or for more information about our gastrointestinal cancer services, request an appointment or call 214-645-8300.