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signet ring cell carcinoma stomach stage 3 prognosis

anusha
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Joined: Apr 2013

my dad is diagnosed with poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma(signet ring cell) and underwent total gastrectomy with d2 lymph nodal resection...dont know the staging yet..and we were told that he needs chemo plus radiation...is anyone out there with the same condition and survived through chemo and radiation and is cancer free?

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Robleyd
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 2013

Hi Anusha; I also had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma cancer of stomach, and had 23 lymphs notes that had cancer. I had mine removed alone with all 30 lymphs notes and some part of my esophagus. This was 30 Nov 2011. I had ony 2 sescens of chemo for a total of 9 days, then quit as  the chemo was killing me. I am doing fine and as of my last CT Scan, on 19 Mar 2013 I was still cancer free. I have learned what I can eat, which is most anything I want, and does no aggre with me.

That said, there is a better web site fr stomach cancer  then this, it is on Facebook. Just do a search for Stomach Cancer Warrers & Garegivers,, then ask to join. Severay dozzen people are on that page every day, and ALL are very helpfull.  Regards Robley

ShellyR
Posts: 1
Joined: Apr 2015

Just reading this...my father has been diagnosed and they had him do a very aggressive chemo first and then went in to do surgery and opened and closed again stating it was now in the abdomen also.   Can I ask where you went and maybe where you are located.   I wonder why they didnt do the surgery first?   We are very worried now and they are doing more chemo but the prognosis doesnt look as positive after the first 5 chemos and then being off chemo for 6 weeks.

 

 

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Dan German
Posts: 6
Joined: Nov 2014

Hi Shelly,

I was diagnosed with Stage IV gastric cancer in 2012. We did 8 rather aggresive chemo treatments over a 4 month period which were effective and I tolerated them better than most. I would not have been eligible for surgery if the chemo had not helped shrink the tumor but thank God it did. There were a few weeks between the end of chemo and the surgery when I felt very good.

My surgery was January 2013, a total gastrectomy with HIPEC (100+ degree chemo circulated through the abdominal cavity). The recovery was difficult at times and the help of family and friends kept me strong and positive. After a few weeks, I had 4 more chemo sessions. They were a little harder on me than the first 8. I am now over 2 years with clean scans.

While everyones case is different, I will answer any questions you have to the best of my ability. Best of luck to your Dad & you.

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Robleyd
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 2013

Hi Anusha; I also had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma cancer of stomach, and had 23 lymphs notes that had cancer. I had mine removed alone with all 30 lymphs notes and some part of my esophagus. This was 30 Nov 2011. I had ony 2 sescens of chemo for a total of 9 days, then quit as  the chemo was killing me. I am doing fine and as of my last CT Scan, on 19 Mar 2013 I was still cancer free. I have learned what I can eat, which is most anything I want, and does no aggre with me.

That said, there is a better web site fr stomach cancer  then this, it is on Facebook. Just do a search for Stomach Cancer Warrers & Garegivers,, then ask to join. Severay dozzen people are on that page every day, and ALL are very helpfull.  Regards Robley

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Robleyd
Posts: 13
Joined: Jan 2013

Hi Anusha; I also had poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma cancer of stomach, and had 23 lymphs notes that had cancer. I had mine removed alone with all 30 lymphs notes and some part of my esophagus. This was 30 Nov 2011. I had ony 2 sescens of chemo for a total of 9 days, then quit as  the chemo was killing me. I am doing fine and as of my last CT Scan, on 19 Mar 2013 I was still cancer free. I have learned what I can eat, which is most anything I want, and does no aggre with me.

That said, there is a better web site fr stomach cancer  then this, it is on Facebook. Just do a search for Stomach Cancer Warrers & Garegivers,, then ask to join. Severay dozzen people are on that page every day, and ALL are very helpfull.  Regards Robley

anusha
Posts: 5
Joined: Apr 2013

Hi Robley thanks for your reply....my dad just underwent surgery to remove entire stomach..he's recovering...my family is praying for his good health..our oncologist said he needs chemo and radiation...i hope he copes up with the treatment....

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