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stomach cancer

cindyyoung
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Joined: May 2003

my husband is 51, he had his stomach totally removed in Jan03,had his fist chemo treatment in March with no side effects but alittle rash. went back to work,working 16 days in arow, felling well.now he is almost finished his radiation 5 weeks total, but is loseing weight even though he eats quite well,all the doctors say don't worry about it But I do...did anyone else lose weight with their radiation treatment? and did you put weight back on after your treatment was finished?? before surgery his weight was 180lbs and now he is at 159lbs.I think he is embarassed as to how small he looks, I feel for him..and suggestions? thanks Cindy

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bke
Posts: 42
Joined: May 2003

I have recently finished treatment (surgery, chemo and radiation) for stomach cancer as well. I lost about 40 pounds, but am now eating well. Unlike your husband, I don't need to gain any back as I had few pounds to spare before it all began. I have talked to a few acquaintences who have been through similar treatment and gained part of their weight back within a year. I have also participated in a esophagectomy support group and most participants did gain weight after finishing treatments. I finished in March so it hasn't been that long. I hope the rest of the treatment and recovery goes well for him. B

ljab5
Posts: 4
Joined: Jun 2003

help i have just been diagonised w/stomach cancer and would love to talk to people with the same cancer

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bke
Posts: 42
Joined: May 2003

ljab - would love to talk to you. feel free to email me at bkemery@aol.com - identify yourself in the subject line (I delete unknown emails). I am just out of treatment for stomach cancer - had three month check-up this week - all clear. There is hope. Think the key is finding the right docs.

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