Dec 24, 2011 - 5:00 pm
My mom has been diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer. She is 50. I have already lost my grand mom to stage 4 cancer just 3 months back and we did'nt see it coming. There were absolutely little or no symptoms before it was too late. Everything happened so quickly. She had nausea/vomiting just one month back and was relying on traditional treatment for stomach ulcers before doctor suggested endoscopy and CT scan 1 week back. She was admitted to a hospital and even the doctors could determine the severeness of the cancer as their was nothing major in PET. After that Doctors tried to perform a surgery on her but could not do it as cancer is attached to vital organs including liver and gall bladder. After that Drs advised us that it was stage 3 stomach cancer . She will be undergoing chemotherapy within 1 month or so. I dont know what will happen then. She has already suffered a lot and has had psychiatric illness for a long time so i am not sure if she knows what is happening to her. These days are really hard for me and my family. I am not really sure about chemotherapy as i don't want her to go through any pain or suffering. I just want her live as normal as she can. Does anyone knows anything about the adverse effects of chemotherapy. Is it advisable. I definitely want my mom to increase her life span as much as she can but i m afraid she cant handle the chemotherapy. Any suggestions?