joyful1938's Journey with Stomach Cancer

Survivor: Stomach Cancer

Patient Info: Living with cancer as a chronic illness (undergoing adjuvant therapy), Female

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    about 4 years ago
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    In 1989 I had breast cancer. In 2009 I was rushed into emergency for a trapped kidney stone and it was discovered that I had a slow gowing malignant caner on my kidney. I had the kidney removed. In 2011, two very fast growing and active malignant cancers were discovered in my other breast. A genetic testing showed that I had a specific hereditary gene and in order to help prevent specific cancers, it was advisable that I have my overies removed. So, I had my breast and overies removed in a twelve hour operation. I left the hospital in less than 24 hours and my family and I went out to dinner. I am 74 years old and I work full time as an Administration Assistant. What my major concern is at this time is that at 74 years of age, my mother died from stomache cancer. I am experiencing some stomache troubles. I don't think I have cancer, but I do have some concerns about stomache cancers and need more information about this subject.