Stomach (Gastric) Cancer: Follow-up Care & Support

Memorial Sloan Kettering offers comprehensive support services and other resources for people with stomach cancer, as well as for their family and friends. We can help you to address the full range of challenges that can come with fighting this disease.

Living Beyond Cancer

Visit our Survivorship Center for answers to any questions you might have about your health and everyday living after cancer treatment. You can find information about professionally led support groups, recommendations on healthy living, and other specialized services. We also offer a range of resources to help survivors, their families, and friends better understand the complex emotional and social issues that may arise following treatment.

Additional services are offered through our Resources for Life After Cancer program, which provides a full range of educational support services, including individual and family counseling, lectures and support groups, and practical guidance on employment and insurance issues.

Rehabilitation

Following surgery or other treatments for stomach cancer, you may notice changes in your strength, flexibility, balance, and endurance. Rehabilitation therapy can help improve your quality of life.

At Memorial Sloan Kettering, physical therapists work closely with your medical team to design individualized exercise programs, and we also offer patients valuable techniques to increase mobility and decrease pain after surgery. Learn more about our rehabilitation services.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Counseling Center

People with stomach cancer can have unique psychological and social needs. Our Counseling Center offers individual and group counseling sessions to help you and your family members address any problems that may arise from adjusting to life during and after treatment.

Integrative Medicine Service

Our Integrative Medicine Service is designed to enhance quality of life through healing regimens that address the body, mind, and spirit. Beneficial complementary therapies include various types of massage, acupuncture, hypnotherapy, meditation, visualization and other mind-body therapies, music therapy, and nutritional counseling, as well as classes such as yoga, tai chi, and chair aerobics.

Help for Older Patients

A diagnosis of cancer is difficult at any age, but older patients face unique challenges. Memorial Sloan Kettering is committed to providing cancer patients aged 65 and older with the treatment, facilities, and support they need.

Memorial Sloan Kettering offers the services of a multidisciplinary geriatric team, which includes physicians, clinical nurse specialists, social workers, nutritionists, and psychiatrists, as well as members of the Palliative Medicine Service and the Integrative Medicine Service. The programs and care the team provide focus on the needs of elderly cancer patients.

For more information about our services for older patients as well as for their family and friends, visit the Help for Older Patients section of our website.