About Stomach Cancer

Gastric (stomach) cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the lining of the stomach. The stomach is in the upper abdomen and helps digest food.

Almost all gastric cancers are adenocarcinomas (cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Other types of gastric cancer are gastrointestinal carcinoid tumors, gastrointestinal stromal tumors, and lymphomas.

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Stomach Cancer Medical Team

Surgical Oncologist

A surgical oncologist is a surgeon who specializes in the surgical removal of cancerous tumors.

J. Camilo Barreto, M.D.
J. Camilo Barreto, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
J. Ralph Broadwater, M.D.
J. Ralph Broadwater, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Jonathan A Laryea, M.D.
Jonathan A Laryea, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Jason S. Mizell, M.D.
Jason S. Mizell, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist
Conan Mustain, M.D.
Conan Mustain, M.D.
Surgical Oncologist

Medical Oncologist

Medical oncologists specialize in the treatment of solid tumors, usually with chemotherapy or by referral to a surgeon for removal of the tumor.

Rangaswamy Govindarajan, M.D.
Rangaswamy Govindarajan, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Issam Makhoul, M.D.
Issam Makhoul, M.D.
Medical Oncologist
Liudmila N. Schafer, M.D.
Liudmila N. Schafer, M.D.
Medical Oncologist

Radiation Oncologist

A radiation oncologist specializes in treating cancers with radiation therapy by using high-energy radiation to shrink tumors and kill cancer cells.

Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Sanjay Maraboyina, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Loverd Michael Peacock, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Jose A. Penagaricano, M.D.
Jose A. Penagaricano, M.D.
Radiation Oncologist
Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D.
Radiation Oncologist

Palliative Care

Palliative Care doctors focus on providing relief from the symptoms and stress of a serious illness.

Megan Davis, M.D.
Palliative Care
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Sarah E. Harrington, M.D.
Palliative Care
Heather Moore M.D.
Heather Moore, M.D.
Palliative Care
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Elizabeth Rogers, M.D.
Palliative Care
Clark Smith M.D.
Clark Smith, M.D.
Palliative Care

Geneticist

A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Kent D. McKelvey Jr., M.D.
Geneticist

Interventional Radiologists

Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

James Meek, M.D.
James Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Mollie Meek, M.D.
Interventional Radiologist

Interventional Gastroenterologist

Interventional endoscopy is utilized in the treatment of bile duct stones, stenting of the gastrointestinal tract, treatment of gastrointestinal bleeding, and the diagnosis and treatment of tumors involving the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small bowel and colon.

Benjamin Tharian, M.D.
Benjamin Tharian, M.D.
Interventional Gastroenterologist

Stomach Cancer Support Team

Carrie Calhoon
Carrie Calhoon, LCSW
Social Worker
Peggy Cosgrove
Peggy Cosgrove
Dietitian
Harriet Farley
Harriet Farley, LCSW
Social Worker
Shayna Fendley, LCSW
Shayna Fendley, LCSW
Social Work
Kim Kenser. LCSW
Kim Kenser, LCSW
Social Worker
Dana McClendon
Dana McClendon
Dietitian
Michelle Morgan
Michelle Morgan
Dietitian
Leann Mullens
Leann Mullens
Dietitian
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Ryan Pritchard, PharmD
Pharmacist
Pam Prutzman
Pam Prutzman
Dietitian
Amanda Tennyson
Amanda Tennyson
Dietitian