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by Shammy on Thu Jun 14, 2012 09:57 PM
On Dec 21, 2011 1:53 AM Karinjones wrote: I'm very sorry to hear about your mum. I lost my mum to stomach cancer 2 months ago. I struggle to come to terms with it every day. She was diagnosed with it and it had spread to her liver, within 3 weeks of her being diagnosed she had passed away. The only advice I have for you is to spend as much time as you possibly can because unfortunately I didn't have that option because I had no idea that the cancer was that aggressive. I went through the stage of blaming the doctors because I feel that they werent straight with us but I was driving myself nuts by doing that. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong!!!! I know that it's easier said than done. Take care.
On Dec 21, 2011 1:53 AM Karinjones wrote:
My husband was diagnosed with stomach cancer on 3/27 and within 3 weeks (04/24) he passed just before he started chemo. I tried everything to get him help, but I best job I did was being there for him every minute of everyday. You are in my prayers and I pray for your strength and courage.
by cpcollege05 on Mon Jun 25, 2012 02:58 AM
On Jul 28, 2007 12:00 AM panthere wrote: Sorry to hear about your mom. My dad has stomach cancer stage IV. All doctors thought it was stage III until he had surgery where they saw the spread of cancer. The surgeon removed all cancer and my dad underwent radiation and chemo. Doctor said if he would have known it is stage IV, he would not have operated. I think your mom should undergo chemo and maybe that will help shrink or even kill cancer. You can always combine that with other types of therapies, such as vitamin C drips, essiac teas, coffee enemas. You really don't know what the best approach, but you do the best that you can. Believe me, doctors will not do reasearch for you. You have to get books, do research and find out what's out there. I am not sure if you have any good hospitals out there, but sloan kettering in NYC will have the best treatments. They also can take her in experimental studies. It's not up to God, but up to your family to find the best solution and act on it! And hope for the best! It's brutal disease so hope for the best!
On Jul 28, 2007 12:00 AM panthere wrote:
I was wondering what you had ment when the doctor said if hed known it was stage IV they would have no oporated.
My mom just went in for the surgry on weds and the dr didnt relieze it was as bad as it was. He was going in blind. Shed had a gastric by pass done over 20 years ago when they were still stapling the stomach over and couldnt find her medical records on how it was beformed. Well thats where the cancer cells where discovered in where the staples were. Once he got in there he seen the cancer went to her liver espogus and small intestings. He cut out everything he saw but says she still needs chemo to make sure its all gone.
by CSCPREP on Mon Jun 25, 2012 07:33 PM
I am so sorry to hear of your mom's recent diagnosis and can tell that you are very concerned. I wanted to reach out to you. My name is Bonnie. I am the Patient.Resour ce Education Program (PREP) Coordinator. Can't Stomach Cancer offers many support services to patients and their families through our PREP Program. Upon receiving a stomach cancer diagnosis, patients, their families and caregivers can call our toll free hotline at (855) 475-1200 to speak to a live person to help understand the diagnosis, treatment options, clinical trials, research, and management of your disease. All services are at no cost to patients. Also, contact can be made by email to Patient.Resour ce@CantStomachCancer.org.
Can't Stomach Cancer is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation dedicated to advancing funding for stomach cancer research, raising awareness about the disease, and providing education and support internationally to patients, families, and caregivers.
Please contact me right away by telephone or email so that I may help you and your family with resources and other related stomach cancer information.
I wish you and your family all the best!
by NETTIECAYLOR on Fri Feb 08, 2013 04:20 AM
my husband has stage 4 stomach cancer he gets chemo give him 5000 units of vitiam d two ulcers are gone but the stomach mass is still there has a lot of prayers thru our church
by Robleyd on Fri Feb 08, 2013 05:23 PM
Hi Nettie, I have stage IV Stomach Cancer also, DX 11 Nov. 2011, Had my entire stomach removed, 30 Nov. 2011. Can you say if he has Adenocarcinoma or Linitis Plastica Cancer? When was, and how was he dx? Has it spred to other parts of his body? Are they looking at removing all or part of his stomach? I am 79 years old and found that the operation was not so bad. In the hospital 10 days. When I went home I did NOT need any pain med.It was the though of CANCER that got me, plus the Chemo after the operation. He could be just fine without a stomach. I can eat almost anything I want, just small bites at a time and chew it very well. Will say a pray for both of you.
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