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dmyoung
dmyoung Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Stomach Cancer #1
My mom was recently diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the stomach. CT scan and x rays were negative. She had a scope and they found an ulcer, which came back malignant. She is 55 years old. Everything is extremely overwhelming and scary. She is having surgery Wednesday, and I guess we will have a better idea what to expect. They are hoping for a partial gastrectomy. Anyone who has information about this or has any advice, I would appreciate it. Thanks.

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  • imnotsick
    imnotsick Member Posts: 12
    It sounds very much like what I had. I had 1/2 my stomach removed 11/05 due to a adenocarcinoma. If it's not to late make sure your surgeon is someone who has done a lot of this type of surgury. Someone who is a specialist in stomach cancer surgery at a regional cancer center, not just a general surgeon. It may make a big difference in her recovery. Check my story on personal web page. It's been 7 months since the end of my treatment and I feel great now. Stay positive there is always hope. Good luck and god bless
  • johnntrans
    johnntrans Member Posts: 2
    I have been diagnosed with stomach cancer. i had an EMR but they didnt get all of it so i must now have a transhiatal gasterectomy..very serious surgery. June 11 is my day. How did all turn out with your Mom? They thought mine to be an ulcer at first also. john phone 619.277.8366 [email protected]
  • johnntrans
    johnntrans Member Posts: 2
    imnotsick said:

    It sounds very much like what I had. I had 1/2 my stomach removed 11/05 due to a adenocarcinoma. If it's not to late make sure your surgeon is someone who has done a lot of this type of surgury. Someone who is a specialist in stomach cancer surgery at a regional cancer center, not just a general surgeon. It may make a big difference in her recovery. Check my story on personal web page. It's been 7 months since the end of my treatment and I feel great now. Stay positive there is always hope. Good luck and god bless

    my surgeon is excellent but i have a cardiac issue that complicates this surgery...did you have yours done laparoscopicaly or with robotics?
    They will remove my esophagus this way with a conventional cut at the neck. june 11 surgery date ..any advice?