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My mom just found out she has a gastric caner

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Joined: Jan 2012

My mom just found out yesterday and she has a cancer. She got blood test this morning and will get CT scan this week to find out how bad it is. She's only 57 and have 2 year old granddaughter. She had stomach pain (more like heartburn or stomach upset) and it's been a while. She got her upper endoscopy done last week, and they didn't find anything. They ran biopsy, and it turned out to be a cancer. We all are hoping that it's something small so that surgery will do everything. I'm scared... very scared... but I'm trying to be strong for her. I keep thinking that life is not fair because she worked so hard for her life for her work and her family... She doesn't deserve this at all....

hope for the best
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Joined: Oct 2011

Sorry to hear about your mom's news....I know it must be a shock to you at this time; I know the feeling. It's good you are resourceful and have already joined this group. Things will all work out, just have to take each day with a positive outlook. The best you can do now is to help get the correct diagnosis and work with the oncologist about a plan. We had CT scan done but really the PET scan is the one for cancer patients. My Dad was diagnosed with stomach cancer/stage 4 back in Sept. He has started chemo as surgery was not an option for him. He lost weight so he has a j-tube now but is able to eat some orally. Anything to help you and your family through this, just post....take care and god bless you and your family!

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Joined: Dec 2011

hi just read ur post. so sory to hear about ur mum. my mum has stage 4 and is very ill so i hope the docs have some good news for u and your mum. good luck and stay positive even when it seems too hard

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Joined: Jan 2012

Thanks for your reply.
My mom got CT scan done and it turned out to be a very early stage with no spread at all. She will go under surgery next Tuesday to remove 2/3 of her stomach. She's been trying to gain as much weights as possible and will try until the day before her surgery. She's very petite. 5 feet tall and 106 lbs. I hope her surgery will fix everything.

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Joined: Feb 2012

My mom is 82 yrs old & found out this past week she has adenocarcinoma stomach cancer, the scan showed that it has not spread to any major organs, her heart is good & her levels are all good; she is not in any pain & she has not lost her appetitite; but I am trying to keep her on a more alkaline diet, not acidic; she does not want the surgery as they want to remove 3/4 of her stomach; she feels that that would be too much for her to go through, we have an appt. this Wednesday with the oncologist discussing chemo alternatives; so I'm thinking that this may be an early stage & hoping that chemo will prolong; I am so upset about this; but I have to be strong for her;

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Joined: Feb 2012

Abdominal pain is the most common cancer currently. Luckily, it is the easier to cure stomach cancer now. I copied some reference from wiki for you. Abdominal pain (or stomach ache) can be one of the symptoms associated with transient disorders or serious disease. Making a definitive diagnosis of the cause of abdominal pain can be difficult, because many diseases can result in this symptom. Abdominal pain is a common problem. Most frequently the cause is benign and/or self-limited, but more serious causes will and may require urgent intervention.
- lower abdominal pain | pain in right side

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