skeeterbug's Journey with Stomach Cancer

Lost Loved One: Stomach Cancer

Patient Info: Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Female, Stage IV

  1. 1
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    My mom was diagnosed with stage IV stomach cancer on December 31, 2009.

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  2. 2
    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    She underwent multiple surgeries in the first week of her diagnosis as stents were placed.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemotherapy was started mid-January.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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  4. 4
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is shrinking

    Celebration

    In mid-March, we received news that chemo had shrunk my mom's tumors by ~50%.

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