Teachertok's Journey with Stomach Cancer

Family/Friend: Stomach Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Female, Age: 79, Stage IIIB

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    During surgery it was discovered that my mom's cancer had spread to lymph nodes and other organs. It was unexpected.

  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

    The PET scan and MRI didn't show that the cancer was as advanced as it was when operating. Instead of removing 1/4 of my mother's stomach she had to have the entire stomach removed and the lymph nodes showed that the cancer has spread.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree