Sometimes I feel like I'm talking to myself on this board but it's kinda therapeutic for me so here goes. My 38yo husband was diagnosed with unresectable stomach cancer in Jan 09. He went thru one regimen of chemo but it had no effect on the tumor. We then tried to get him in a clinical trial but found out yesterday that…
Question: Is it normal for pain to increase after chemo/rads is over?
Hi everyone. My boyfriend is Scissors, who was dxed with stomach cancer in Jan. and just completed chemo/radiation 2 weeks ago. We met with a surgeon last week and he had a PET scan Friday to see how well the treatment worked in shrinking the tumor. He is supposed to have surgery in a month to 6 weeks. The surgeon said…
My mother is diagnosed with Stomach cancer
Hi Friends, My mom is 54 years old and she was diagnosed with stomach cancer a couple of days ago. The cancer cells are present in the upper part of the stomach and has spread to the aorta and ICV. I consulted a few doctors and they say that it is not operable and added that a palliative surgery followed by chemotherapy is…
I see you said on another post that you had chemo for a year before you had surgery. If you don't mind me asking, why couldn't you have surgery sooner? Did the tumor not shrink enough? Or were there other medical issues involved? Just asking. We are trying to explore all options for my hubby.
Well, my husband had his CT yesterday and we talked to the surgeon today. His tumor did not respond to the chemo. There was no spread but the tumor is still inoperable at this point. So tomorrow we talk to the oncologist for the next step. My husband is handling this better than me. I was so prepared to have the surgery,…