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Signet ring cell cancer...please help

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Joined: May 2013
My father was diagnosed with signet ring cell cancer stage 4 in March and it has spread to the abdominal walls. They said surgery is not possible. Started chemo with Oxciliplatin (is supposed to be the strongest) in March. Had the 5th cycle on Wednesday and a check up soon. He is in his late 60s.

His state of mind is very scared and negative. Cannot even sleep at night. Naturally we all are. Can you please based on your own experience and fact finding tell me what is most effective to kill off this type of cancer? Did you have surgery? Is there any realistic chance at a cure? Anything particular helpful that you came across? Any additional advice (such as miracle cures, powerful cancer cell killers, especially against signet ring cell cancer, etc...) would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much in advance for your timely reply and advice.

Kind regards,


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Signet cell is common with an origin of the appendix, in which case your father needs to see an appendix cancer specialist.  Recgardless, he needs to go to one of the major cancer centers to be properly evaluated for treatment options.

Oxaliplatin is one of the drugs commonly used for Signet cell cancer, so that drug is right.  The question is what else can they do for him, like intraperitoneal chemo.

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