Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Jimvan on Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:00 AM
My 84 yo mother was just diagnosed yesterday with signet ring cell adenocarcinoma. Her gp didn't say what stage. He did the endoscopy last Thursday and got the results on Friday. He contacted the cancer institute in Rapid City to refer her there and we are waiting for the call to see one of their doctors (oncologist I think). We don't know much about cancer and needless to say are scared to death. She has been having trouble swallowing since she had a pacemaker put in last November so that is why her gp did the endoscopy. Mom, Dad and I are of strong faith and know that the Lord will help us through this. We trust Him to lead us to the right doctors and treatment. Would sure appreciate anyone else's experiences, strengths and hopes with this supposedly rare type of cancer. Waiting for her next dr. appt is like watching paint dry--not fun. guess I just needed to vent a little so should go back to bed and try to get some sleep.
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