• Question on Gastric Cancer for a friend

    Asked by danellsar on Sunday, March 25, 2012

    Question on Gastric Cancer for a friend

    A friend has a younger adult sister who has been diagnosed with advanced stage 4 gastric cancer. Here's what she says: Tumor fills her stomach and went thru the stomach wall and wrapped around the outside of it. 3 inch tumor on her liver. Lymph nodes and stomach lining have cancer too. Bilateral pleural effusion.

    Does anyone have any experience with this type of very advanced cancer and can they give me any advice to pass on? She's on a chemo pump 24/7, but they are not holding out much hope.

    She's not at a comprehensive cancer center because they live in a remote area, and the family is trying to figure out how to move her to a better hospital if that might give a better outcome.

    This happened very suddenly and the patient has children. Any suggestions or help would be appreciated.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • joyce's Avatar

      My husband and I live in a small town as well, and everything we'd read about his type of cancer (pancreatic) said that the surgery for it is best performed at a hospital where they treat a lot of it. In fact, a surgeon at one of the hospitals about an hour away said he was inoperable and could only offer palliative care. We were able to travel to Chicago and have the surgery. Then we met with an oncologist Chicago who treats lots of pancreatic cancer, and he is coordinating with a local oncologist who has a more general practice. It's well worth the time and expense if you can afford it.

      about 9 years ago
    • jalaa8's Avatar

      I was diagnosed with stomach cancer w/liver mets in Nov. 2011. I tried two rounds of chemo at a large comprehensive cancer center and was hospitalized after each round. I was offered a different type of chemo for the third round with only an additional month to live. I refused.
      Since then I have chosen alternative medicine. Strict diet, supplements, Quantum Energetics. All I know is I was given one year to live with chemo and was told to contact hospice two weeks ago to get prepared to die.
      I feel almost great! I look great! Only difference is I sleep a bit more. DO NOT give up. Make some changes on your own.
      I don't know if chemo helped prolong my life one day or one month. I don't know if the extreme diet change (NO sugar, white flour and LOTS of fresh vegetables and fruits (organic, if possible), especially green veggies make a difference. I don't know if it's the acupuncture, Qi Gong or supplements that make a difference. I do know that I'm alive, feel very much alive, and appreciate every day.
      I AM doing my part to stay healthy and so must you. Your doctors are giving you an average life expectancy. It is just a number and it's the number they know. You do not have to except it.
      Check out Vitamin C infusion.
      You may live in a remote area, but get to a treater that sees you're of tremendous value and wants to help you fight to live. Do not surround yourself with doctors telling you it's the end. I truly believe this is not my time and God is guiding me to "healers" not from the mainstream so I will survive. HE can guide you too if you're open and allow all friends and family research providers for you.
      Your friend is in my prayers...

      about 9 years ago

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