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RC10
Posts: 1
Joined: Aug 2004

Hello,

My dad got diagnosed with Stomach Cancer in June(he didn't have any symptoms
at the time). He had surgury to remove a wedge of his stomach (palliative
laparoscopic wedge resection) and the surgeon noticed multpile leisons in
his Liver area. (approx. 1.5 and 1.2 inches the largest onces). He is 65
yrs. and in good health. Bounced back very quickly from the surgery. He
feels great, looks good has his appetite back (more so now than ever before)
Our oncologist has told us that Chemo is necessary and has suggested doing a
procedure called ECF. (involving inserting a tube to the liver area) I'm
hoping someone can share a similar experience and make any suggestions on
whether we are moving in the right direction.

RC10

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Paul420
Posts: 17
Joined: Jan 2005

Hi, my name is Paul, 39, from Hockessin, Delaware. I was diagnosed with stomach cancer (a tumor half the size of my stomach) in June 2003. I went to the University of Texas' M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. It is the number 1 cancer research and treatment centers in the nation and the world. I underwent 6 months of chemo from Sept. 2003 to February 2004. By April 2004, the tumor was gone and the cancer that had spread to the liver, transverse colon, diaphragm and adbominal wall is all gone. I was on a J-tube feeding tube from August 2003 to December 2003 but was taken out when I attained a regular weight of 140 pounds. I do exactly what the oncology department told me. Green tea, brocolli, tomatoes, cran-grape juice and almonds every day.

My wife and I can not say enough about M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. There is an oncology department for each organ in the body and a floor for each organ. The center is made up of 12 hospitals, I believe, from cancer treatments for infants to the elderly and even a veterns hospital. Our e-mail is rescue26@msn.com if you want to contact or call us.

Our only other option was Sloan-Kettering in NYC.

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