Cancer of the Stomach - Mother just Diagnosed.
My mother was just diagnosed with cancer. A couple months ago, she began vomitting often and went in for a round of testing. A biopsy of a large mass on her stomach came back as inconclusive. Another test, an ultrasound guided biopsy was completed, and it too was inconclusive.
She was admitted to the hospital this afternoon because she cannot keep anything down and has become very weak. My Dad just called me and said that an Onocologist confirmed it was cancer.
I have a few questions that I'm hoping to get help with - I don't know the specific kind of cancer she has, my Dad didn't know.
My first question deals with daignosis. How can a pathology read inconclusive, then a week later, an onocologist makes the diagnosis as cancer without further testing? That is very confusing to me.
Second, could someone kindly provide me with a good informational resource for gastric cancers?
I'm incredibly scared right now. My Mom has a history of digestive problems, but up until recently, we knew nothing of the stomach issue.