Xochi's Journey with Stomach Cancer

Family/Friend: Stomach Cancer

Patient Info: Receiving hospice or palliative care, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Female, Age: 80

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    • Xochi
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    At a loss. Very unexpected. My mom is 75, healthy, active, non smoker, non drinker. How is this possible to someone who has been healthy all her life? Her mom (my grandma) just celebrated her 98th birthday this year.

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    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Entire stomach was removed. Trouble eating. Can't keep food down. Difficulty finding foods that don't upset digestion.

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Stage IIIc. Started chemo 10/29/12, 5 days Irinotecan. Next month radiation chemo combo. Four weeks after that chemo again, repeat four weeks after that.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Xochi
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Having colonoscopy and endoscopy

    Other Care

    Today it's my turn for endoscopy and colonoscopy. With Mom, aunt and two uncles diagnosed with stomach cancer my primary dr and I need to know how I'm doing. Getting blood work done too. This way they can start monitoring me and I have peace of mind. I'm 50.

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    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Cancer has spread to lymph nodes in her neck. Stage IV now. Chemo is working and has shrunk lump in her neck down. Her mouth is sore with chemo but getting better everyday.

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    • Xochi
    • Experience with Stomach Cancer
    over 3 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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