Most people can live without a stomach or large intestine, but it is harder to live without a small intestine. When all or most of the small intestine has to be removed or stops working, nutrients must be put directly into the blood stream (intravenous or IV) in liquid form.
Besides, can I have my stomach removed?
To remove cancer of the stomach you may have open surgery or keyhole surgery. Most people have open surgery. The type of surgery you have depends on where the cancer is in your stomach. total gastrectomy, which is when the surgeon makes one cut to your tummy to remove whole of the stomach.
Can you live without your digestive system?
Digestive system - You can remove most parts of your digestive tract, as long as there's enough left for your body to absorb the nutrients it needs. People live without esophagus, without stomach, and without parts of their intestines.
Can you survive from stomach cancer?
If healthcare providers find the stomach cancer in early stages when the cancer is still only in the stomach, the five-year survival rate is about 65%. If they find the stomach cancer when it's spread to areas near your stomach or to nearby lymph nodes, the five-year survival rate is about 30%.