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any other stage 4 stomach cancer people out there doing ok?

have2believe
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Joined: Dec 2010

My mom was diagnosed w/ stage 4 stomach cancer and she has been doing well. She actually does not have any debilitating pain and knock on wood, no major symptoms, aside from when she's on chemo.

Anyone else out there?

G1G92
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Joined: Mar 2013

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G1G92
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Joined: Mar 2013

I'm really interested in this topic, too.

My mom (46) was diagnosed with stage iv cancer, too. It spread to the lymph nodes and the pancreas.
I wish I knew more about this cancer. Our family just found out this past week. i know it's probably a whole lot more scary for her, but I'm so scared I can't sleep.

doc said she has 1-2 years left.  

 

mslayd02
Posts: 9
Joined: Feb 2012

Hi my husband was diagnoised with stage 4  gastric cancer that had spread to his liver Feb 2012. He has been taking chemo since Mar 2012. Considering doctor said that he would probably live another year, he is doing really good. He still work has maintained his weight and tumor marker is down to 66 from over 500. Chemo is rough but he is still here. Hope these provides some hope.

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BeckyM2013
Posts: 10
Joined: May 2013

I am 50 years old, and in November of 2012, I was diagnosed with gastrointestinal cancer. I am a mom of 2 daughters, 31 and 24, and a grandmother of 2 granddaughters, 6 and 2. Everyone wishes they knew more about this devasting disease, and more, they want a cure. I know your mom is scared, because I am scared. It is not easy on anyone. Everyday I wake up, thanking God that I have another day. I have went through chemo, surgery, and now they are talking about a treatment called " flushing ". I did not know what stage until a couple of months ago. I am in stage 4. What treatments has your mother had ? How is she feeling daily ? I joined this network, because I feel the need to talk to others who are experiencing the same illness. I have the support of my husband and family, but sometimes you just need to reach out to others. G1G92, have faith and do not give up. If you ever need to talk, feel free to message me. We are a group of people who have to stick together. God bless

bostonstrong2013
Posts: 1
Joined: Oct 2013

Claire was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer (linitas plastica) in October. The cancer had spread to her ovaries (which were removed) and to adjoining lymph nodes. She has been through 14 rounds of Ziv-aflibercept+mFOLFOX6  which is a trial in which we think she is getting the angiogenesis drug because of some of the side effects. She has been able to weather the chemo treatments fairly well and feels strong.

The doctor says that at some point she'll need to get off the oxaliplatin and move to a second line treatment, probably Paclitaxel and Ramucirumab.

Claire's blog is at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/teamcookie and we'd be happy to share knowledge and hope.

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