Nov 14, 2009 - 8:00 pm
My mother was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer in September 09. It has spread to her liver, ovaries and lymph nodes. It was hope that with surgery they would have been able to remove the large tumor in her stomach, but it was attached to the pancreas and too risky a procedure, so they gave her a secondary stomach and sew her up. The surgical cut has now healed, and tomorrow she starts Chemo with the drug Xeloda. The doctors gave her 2-3 months to live on September 22. I am hoping that with the Xeloda we can buy more time for her. She has lost a considerable amount of weight, and at times, it seems like I have to force her to eat. The clock is ticking and I am not sure if she should start the Xeloda. Please can someone tell me if this drug helps. Lost and scared daughter.