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Archives for September 2010
My brother has cancer in stomach and large intestine
My elder brother is 35 years old.His stomach was closed so doctors proposed surgery.When they open her body,they came to know that cancer was spread in stomach and large intestine.Then they did bypass with the help of small intestine.He is still in hospital.Now doctors saying that if surgery will be successful then the…
Complications after surgery on stomach removal
Hi Has this happened to anyone on the site. We got thrown for a loop on my brother's recovery. He had an open incinsion on Aug 24th discharged on Aug 31st (I think it was to soon). Sent to a rehab for the care of the wound with wound vac. Sept 9 the incinsion dehescience (open up) and the transverse colon( intestines) were…
Encouragement -- I have stage 3A stomach cancer
Hello, I hope to offer some encouragement -- as well as ask for information. If you follow my postings - you will see that I was "blindsided" by a dx of stomach cancer - Since then - I have had 60% of my stomach removed - and they found that of 11 nodes removed there was evidence of the cancer in 8. So - CHEMO is next - I…
xeloda side effects - red welts on skin of arms, torso and legs - what helps reduce it?
Hi all My husband is now on his 2nd last dose of chemo (ECX) which he has every 3 weeks. In the last few weeks, he has had bad side effects from Xeloda that makes his skin almost red raw & whilst the Dimethicreme helped initially, it doesn't now. Tried Aveeno (at the Oncologists suggestion) and it doesn't work. Aloe Vera…
Primary Peritoneal Carcinomatosis/Does anyone have any success stories of the chemo working?
My father has Primary Peritoneal Carcinomatosis. He is his 3 session of chemo but we haven't gotten the results of the cancer cell count yet. Does Chemo work on this. Is there anyone out there with a remission story? And if so, I sure would love my dad to be able to talk to you. I am open to combining alternative medicine…
cancer reatment center of america
anyone have experience with these hospitals
What are wound vac and how long do they stay on?
Hi My brother did very well with the surgery. He was in the OR 8 + hours they tried to do a laproscopic approach but in the end had to do an open incinsion. My brother wanted to go home but there was no one to take care of him. I got him into a lovely rehab for a few weeks. But he has a wound vac. What is that.... how long…