Cancer-fighting medication is taken orally, administered intravenously (IV) or injected directly into the abdomen. Once in the body, this medication looks for cancerous cells in the stomach and destroys them.
This innovative therapy empowers your immune system to fight stomach cancer. For stomach cancer, immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy is most often used. This works to prevent certain proteins from attaching to one another, ultimately helping special cells (T cells) to kill cancer cells.
Reserved for use after surgery, chemoradiation combines chemotherapy and radiation therapy. This helps prevent cancer from returning.
At UK Markey Cancer Center, patients with colon and rectal cancer can be treated with an advanced form of chemotherapy called hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). This heated chemotherapy treatment, also known as a chemotherapy bath, is delivered directly to the abdomen during surgery.