Aug 04, 2004 - 8:32 pm
My father has just been diagnosed with stomach cancer via CT scan and endoscopy. We will be consulting with a surgical oncologist this Friday and a medical oncologist on Monday. But I had a few questions regarding the CT results, the Gastroenterologist failed to decifer it for us.
"There is markedly abnormal thickening of the posterolateral wall of the stomach on the left with abnormal stranding in this region and this is suspicious for ulcerating neoplasm. There is inflammatory stranding noted adjacent to this region as well as abnormal enhancement in the mesentery that is suspicious for omental caking on the right in the right posterior colic gutter. There is no retroperitoneal or mesenteric lymphadenopathy identified."
Anyone who can decifer the above in common terms?
A subsequent endoscopy with biopsy has confirmed the mass in the stomach is cancer.
Does this mean the cancer may have spread beyond the stomach? Has anyone had surgery in this circumstance?
My father is visiting us from India for a period of 6 months. He has 6 more weeks left in his stay. We would like to get surgery done here in the US and do follow-up chemotherapy in India. Is 6 weeks sufficient time for surgery and recovery to travel back to India?
Any cancer survivors with the above situation? Please help.