Stomach Cancer

Cancer affecting your stomach is also called gastric cancer. Your stomach is a muscular sac that receives and holds food to break down for digestion. At CHRISTUS Health, our experienced oncologists offer top-quality cancer care close to your home.


Signs & Symptoms 

Not all times symptoms indicate stomach cancer, however, if you are experiencing these symptoms, we suggest scheduling an appointment to get a thorough exam. 

  • Nausea and indigestion
  • Bloated after eating 
  • Hard time swallowing
  • Heartburn
  • Chronic stomach pain
  • Excessive vomiting 

Common Risk Factors

  • Obesity 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Family history of stomach cancers 
  • Smoking 
  • Stomach polyps

Stomach Cancer Diagnoses & Treatments

Four-Dimensional Computerized Technology Imaging

Four-dimensional Computerized Technology imaging precisely delineates the movement of esophageal cancers and normal tissues during the breathing cycle. This greatly improves the accuracy of treatment of lung cancer, while decreasing the toxicities of treatment.

Hexapod 6DoF Robotic Couch

The Elekta Hexapod™ device allows the radiation oncology to make fine adjustments to patient tilt prior to each radiation treatment. This allows us to correct for small day-to-day differences in positioning, further improving the precision of treatment.

Infusion Therapy

Infusion therapy is the administration of cancer medication either by injection or intravenous (IV) line. The most common types of infusion therapy for cancer are chemotherapy and biotherapy (or biological therapy).