Jul 13, 2010 - 7:18 pm
I guess you could say this was the best news someone could get if they have gastric cancer. My brother went for the endoscope/sonogram today. The cancer is very localized and very small. It has not spread to the lymph nodes or outer walls of the stomach.
Next step is to see the surgeon on Thursday to discuss the results. As I mentioned before my brother also has a major problem with his heart. He has moderate/serve aortic valve stenosis that will need to be replaced. I am wondering if they can operate on him for the stomach first or if they need to repair the valve first. Today the doctor would not put in asleep because of the heart issue. He was awake for the endoscope/sonogram. My brother said it wasn't not pleasant.
If anyone can give me advice as to what the next steps are please let me know.