Sep 12, 2012 - 10:53 pm
Strong friends.......husband was diagnosed June 2011. been on chemo ever since. Every 2 weeks, herceptine and 5fu. Tried to remove his stomach Sept 2011 and closed him back up, cancer had spread. He has been back on chemo ever since. Now oncologist wants to again try to have total gastrectomy. His platelets and wbc are low. He received recent biopsy results, from 1st layer of stomach, not cancer found in biopsies, BUT 2nd layer etc..still very thick. No motility. Couldn't biopsy 2nd layer due to bleeding. How are other linitis patients doing? I want to know if survival and quality of life is good with total gastrectomy. coping skills? thanks much.