Detection and Treatment

Detecting and Diagnosing Abdominal Cancer

Before a course of treatment can be started at a Palmer abdominal cancer treatment center, most patients have already seen at least one doctor. Often, a patient first visits their primary care physician with a variety of problematic symptoms. The doctor is likely to ask several questions and perhaps order some tests to gather information about the patient’s health. Different possibility diagnoses may be considered before cancer is tested for. Further tests are likely to be required before the particular variety of cancer is firmly identified. For instance, stomach cancer diagnosis may include tests such as:

  • Biopsy
  • Upper endoscopy
  • Fecal occult blood test
  • Endoscopic ultrasound
  • Upper GI series

Tests and medical imaging collect information essential for accurate diagnosis. Since cancer must be precisely diagnosed before treatment can begin, a Palmer cancer center might conduct several different tests to gather all necessary information about a patient’s disease.

Treatments Available for Abdominal Cancer

Although each type of cancer has a different recommended course of treatment, multiple approaches are likely to be used in the treatment of any individual patient. Surgery, radiation therapy, targeted therapy, and chemotherapy may all play a role in the treatment of stomach, intestinal, renal, or any other form of abdominal cancer.

Education Plays an Essential Role in Treatment

Doctors, surgeons, and other care providers work together to deliver care solutions that have the strongest scientific backing. Sometimes new research is available that guides and informs innovative approaches to care. Patients can learn more about cutting-edge developments in the world of cancer research with the help of informative educational materials. Learning more about cancer, cancer treatments, and other related topics will help patients take charge of their health.

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The Help You Need

The Mat-Su Valley Comprehensive Cancer Center in Palmer offers patients state-of-the-art treatment solutions with the help of our dedicated team. Call us today at 907-707-1333 to schedule an appointment with our doctors.