Disease-Specific Survival Following Surgery


Our gastric (stomach) cancer nomogram is a tool designed to predict the likelihood of surviving gastric cancer for five years and nine years after surgical treatment for the disease. This nomogram is appropriate for patients who have had a complete resection (surgical removal of all cancerous tissue) as their only treatment for gastric cancer. It may not be appropriate for patients who have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy before or after a complete resection for gastric cancer.

Results produced by this tool are based on data from patients treated at MSK, a large research institution with surgeons who perform a high volume of gastric (stomach) cancer procedures. This tool has been evaluated and externally validated by two independent, high-volume gastric cancer centers (see Supporting Publications). All results must be understood in the context of each patient’s specific treatment plan. Patients and caregivers using this tool should discuss the result with the patient’s physician.

To gather the information required to use this nomogram, use our worksheet.

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years (20 to 99)
cm (0.1 to 20)
Note: If the tumor size is less than 0.1 cm, enter as 0.1 cm.
What is histology?
Histology refers to the exact type of cancer based on examination of the tumor tissue under the microscope. Using the Lauren classification system, gastric (stomach) cancer is classified as Diffuse, Intestinal, or Mixed (having both diffuse and intestinal growth patterns).
(0 to 60)
What are lymph nodes?
Lymph nodes are rounded masses of tissue that act as filters for a fluid called lymph. Lymph nodes are located along lymphatic vessels, and they store lymphocytes (white blood cells).
(0 to 70)

Supporting Publications

Probability of Gastric Cancer-Specific Survival After Complete Resection

Probability of disease-specific survival up to nine years after complete removal of gastric cancer

Source publication listed first, followed by external validation studies