My father has been recently diagnosed with a gastric cancer - Linits Plastica. My family has been struggling to find people with an expertise in this area or even someone that has seen this type of gastric cancer. I've read some of the messages related to this topic, but have not come across any updates of their status or any successes.
Since it is not operable he will begin chemo today. The cocktail is 5-fu, carboplatin, and taxotere. He was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with stage 4 (maybe stage 3; it may have spread to a few lymph nodes, but not to any other organs yet).
Anyway, I was hoping someone could give advice on institutes/oncologists (from what we've learned many gastric oncologists/surgeons have not had practical experience with this type) and some perspective on what my family can prepare for to help him through this ...