What is Stomach Cancer?

Stomach (gastric) cancer refers to cancer originating in the stomach. In early stages, it may be asymptomatic, meaning there are no symptoms, or may have nonspecific symptoms such as indigestion or loss of appetite. This means it is often not caught until it has already reached later stages.

Treatment for renal cancer includes surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Some drug classes used to treat stomach cancer are anthracyclines (doxorubicin), nucleoside metabolic inhibitors (fluorouracil), and HER2 receptor antagonists (Herceptin).

Savings Tips for Stomach Cancer

  • High Costs Are Threatening Cancer Care

    September 23, 2014

    Many folks with cancer in the United States have a chemotherapy option their insurance won’t pay for, or a copayment they can’t afford. The American Society of Clinical Oncology released a report in 2014 outlining the threat of the high cost of treatment to cancer care in America.

    What’s going on here?

    • Cancer drugs are expensive, and Medicare reimbursement levels for them are lower.
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Popular Stomach Cancer Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Nucleoside Metabolic Inhibitors 84 See Prices
Microtubule Inhibitors 635 See Prices
VEGF Antibodies 6,800 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Stomach Cancer Drug Classes

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