There are several kinds of stomach cancer. The phrase stomach cancer usually refers to what is called gastric cancer. Gastric cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach and begin growing and potentially spreading. Adenocarcinoma is the most common gastric tumor. An estimated 26,000 new cases are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.
Why Choose Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center?
Sylvester is an NCI-designated cancer center. The National Cancer Institute has recognized Sylvester for its outstanding work conducting research in its laboratories, treating patients in its clinics and hospitals, and reaching out to medically underserved communities with innovative prevention strategies.
High volume experience with stomach and gastric cancers. Because we see so many patients with stomach and gastric cancer, we have the experience needed to provide better outcomes with fewer potential complications.
Leading laparoscopic and robotic-assisted surgery expertise. Our advanced surgical techniques allow for greater precision and faster recovery times.
Minimally invasive NanoKnife® radiosurgery. We offer more treatment options for patients with inoperable or difficult-to-reach tumors, producing little pain and requiring only a brief hospital stay.
Advanced radiation oncology tools. Sylvester is one of only five medical centers in the country with ViewRay™ — MRI-guided radiation therapy. Our RapidArc® radiotherapy system delivers intensity modulated external radiation therapy (IMRT). These tools lead to more efficient and effective treatments, shorter treatment times, pinpoint accuracy in tumor targeting, and less damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
The only designated Cancer Center of Excellence in South Florida. We treat cancer, and only cancer, giving you the best potential outcomes. Your likelihood of surviving cancer at least five years after treatment is 17 percent higher when treated at a Dedicated Cancer Center than at other hospitals.
More cancer clinical trials than any other South Florida hospital. If appropriate for your cancer and stage, our clinical trials provide you with easy access to the very newest ways to treat and potentially cure your cancer.
Top reconstructive surgery team. Our surgical team has years of experience rebuilding an esophagus or stomach after surgery if needed. We can help you return you to the quality of life you are accustomed to living.
Precision medicine options. We define your cancer and its treatment by the genes driving it, rather than solely its location and stage, so we can offer more targeted and effective therapies.
Support from caring nurse navigators. Our nurse navigators are available to ensure all your records from outside Sylvester are received, coordinate specialty appointments and testing, and answer your questions.
Pinpoint radiation in real time. If you move during treatment, our advanced radiation therapy equipment stops and recalibrates, so healthy tissues are not damaged by radiation.