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    Old 06-17-2010, 07:44 PM   #1
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    Stomach Cancer: Stomach removed

    A spouse of a friend of mine was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer and had her entire stomach removed a few days later. She has now started chemo as well. She has dropped a lot of weight and has had some other problems develop as well.

    Anyone out there have any words of wisdom I can provide as support. Any ideas of what to expect, how to cope with a missing stomach, how the spouse can be supportive, etc...

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    Old 09-17-2010, 04:58 PM   #2
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    Re: Stomach Cancer: Stomach removed

    Hi my name is john & i have just been diagnossed with stomach cancer. I am faced with the full stomach removal and am looking for real life experiances. I find it hard to believe there is no people replying tio your post?? I will keep watching. Sorry about your friend. John

    Old 08-15-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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    I had stomach cancer over 15 years ago. My entire stomach was removed. I went for 6 weeks of radiation following the operation. I have been in the clear since 1994. I have to have a vitamin B injection every month...otherwise I lead a normal life.

    Old 10-16-2011, 10:35 AM   #4
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    I just found out that my cousin in Germany had her complete stomach removed a little over a months ago. When I asked her about chemo and radiation she told me doctor said no cancer in the lining, cancer only in the stomach, and she does not need any chemo or radiation. She is 86 and I wonder if the doctors told her the truth, I find it very unusual not to have any theatment after the operation. They connected her esophagus to the small intestine.

    The only symptom she had, she had to drow up and she felt weak and fell down in the bathroom. Her husband called 911 and in the hospital they did tests and found the cancer.

    She is feeling good mow, can eat anything she wants, just has to make sure she eats little portions, about 6 times a day. My 86 year old cousin is the "new 66" as they say, very active, but lost lots of weight, now she is running around downtown to get new clothes, etc. etc. I just hope she is really cancer free.

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