If stomach cancer returns

For some people, the stomach cancer does come back after treatment. This is known as a recurrence. This is why it is important to have regular check-ups.

If the cancer returns, you may have further treatment, including chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Sometimes people have palliative treatment to ease their symptoms.

Treatment may be similar to what you had after your initial diagnosis or you may be offered a different type of treatment if the cancer comes back in another part of your body. In this case, you may have treatment that focuses specifically on the area of your body where the cancer has returned.

This information was last reviewed in September 2017
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