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stage 4 stomach cancer

john55
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Joined: Jan 2011

i was told i have stage 4 cancer that started in my appendix and now has spread all around my stomach, but has not effected any of my other organs, and all that can be done is cemo. is this true? what about a treatment called HIPEC Cemo, does this work?

muigi84
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Joined: Apr 2010

I've also been very interested in this. I asked an oncologist who said it sounds very boutiquey. There probably hasn't been many studies on it and a limited number of people can qualify, but it's been successful If you google hipec and stomach cancer, a lot results show up. It was also featured on the stand up for cancer special.

I also know there is a clinical trial in texas using heated chemo by Dr. Joan Bull, but this is without surgery. The only one is with surgery.

http://www.uth.tmc.edu/thermaltherapy/JoanBull.html

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Tina Blondek
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Joined: Nov 2009

hello John
Welcome to this discussion board. I would suggest you get a second opinion. Whenever you are in doubt, go with your gut feeling. Being stage 4 I am guessing surgery is not an option, but what about chemo and radiation treatments? Find a specialist in stomach cancer. Best of luck and keep us up to date.
Tina in Va

knewbetter
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Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

knewbetter
Posts: 11
Joined: Dec 2010

John, make sure you have an understanding of your diagnosis. Is it Appendiceal cancer? if so then you should get treatment at a center that has experience with it, and you could have very good results.
there is an excellent website out there( http://www.appendix-cancer.com/)
you should check it out.
good luck.

vfdelgado
Posts: 2
Joined: Jan 2011

i am also stage 4 i will be startin chemo next week with 3 type med i hope it work prolong my life im only 36 so keep me posted..

jenene
Posts: 40
Joined: Oct 2010

my husband is currently undergoing treatment for stage 4. He is almost 38. It's crazy to think it hits so young. We just foun out in late September. What treatment will you be starting?

twindals
Posts: 1
Joined: Mar 2011

HIPEC is done along with debulking. This can be very effective, depending on the pathology of your disease. It sounds like you'd be a good candidate for it. I have had this surgery. It's nicknames MOAS - MOther of All Surgeries. Only a handful of doctors do it. You should find one in your area and get at least 2 opinions. Best of luck.

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