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Archives for December 2011
Depressed Survivor Help!
Hi my 77 year old mum had total gastrectomy in Feb 2011 and went through 6 cycles of chemotherapy. She was doing fine except for occasional low energy and weight loss. But recently she has difficulty consuming food and liquids and retaining them. Doctors did scans and barium swallow and found some part of her small…
My Mom has stage 3 cancer
Hi everyone, My mom has been diagnosed with stage 3 stomach cancer. She is 50. I have already lost my grand mom to stage 4 cancer just 3 months back and we did'nt see it coming. There were absolutely little or no symptoms before it was too late. Everything happened so quickly. She had nausea/vomiting just one month back…
just wondering if someone could tell me if this is normal... mum has been told she will need to see the pallative care docs after xmas. they havent opeerrated or done any chemo but she wants to try. will she have that choice to fight? and is it really bad that they havent operated or done chemo yet? she was diagnosed 2…
Husand has stage 4 stomach cancer and esphogeal cancer
My husband was diagnosed with cancer on September 2, 2011. Since then we have had two endoscopies, one exploratory surgery, on feeding tube surgery, two rounds of chemo and 5 weeks of everyday radiation. He could not start the third chemo because he was so sick. We are scheduled to go in and have a CT scan on Saturday to…
external beam radiation
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has had external beam radiation to the stomach. Can you please let me know of your experience? Thanks. Thrive
stage 4 stomach cancer with ovarian cancer as secondary
just wondering if anyone has been through the same... my mum was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer with large tumour on the ovary, and smaller mets all through abdomen. they thought it was ovarian cancer first but have now said it started in the stomach. they want mum to have the chemo pill, but have said its up to her…