I never though that I will face this...My Dad a vegetarian,non-smoker,no-alcohol,highly religious person is diagnosed with stomach cancer..
It was detected when he was in for ulcer treatment in july.He was doing very good until the previous day..The ulcer specialist refered to Oncologist.My dad recovered from ulcer surgery in 15 days and was doing very well again..After the scan the Oncologist said the scan doesn't look too bad and they may take out only a part of the stomach and promised atleast 5 more years.
Well my dad has undergone the surgery 15 days back and doctor said they couldn't do anything in Surgery and said they are going to put him through Chemo and promised atleast 2 more years..Last week when it was time for Chemo he said my dad is not physically strong enough to take chemo and now they have no option..
I am just going crazy that in just 1 1/2 months the doctors went down from 5 years more life time to weeks..??
My dad was doing just great even after the ulcer surgery about 1 1/2 months back now the doctors have no option including Chemo??
Can anybody confirm that a person needs to be physically very strong to undergo Chemo??
By the way I live in Dallas and my dad in India(Hyd),his treatment was at IndoAmerican Cancer center in Hyd.