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  • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

    A diagnosis of cancer especially a particular tough diagnosis (not that any are easy) can be a very personal thing and hard to talk about.  It can all be so overwhelming to understand and digest even without having to answer others questions, especially when the answer it "I don't know.  To answer some of your questions.  Yes, the round thing on her chest is probably her port, where chemo is put direct...

    February 21 at 5:53 PM view post
    • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

      I am very sorry he and your family have to go through this.  Your questions are hard to answer, even more so since there is no doctor involvement to know where the cancer has spread.  Both my father and my daughter were diagnosed with stage 4 signet ring gastric cancer.  I tell you about our experiences.  My father was diagnosed about 15 years ago and chose not to have treatment.  The doctors...

      February 20 at 5:16 PM view post
      • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

        My daughter had mestatic ascites and had to make multiple trips to the ER to have it drained.  There is a type drain that can be placed so ascites can be removed without repeated trips to the doctors.  It is called PleurX drain.  I believe it is put in by general surgeon, in and out procedure.  I don't know if you father would be a candidate, but it may be worth asking about.  My daughter did...

        February 02 at 4:54 PM view post
        • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

          I am so sorry, your family is having to go through this.  I understand how devastating this can be.  I do not have any miracle remedies to offer.  I can offer a few suggestions.  On eating and fluids at this point, you can try homemade popcicles such as pudding pops and frozen herbal tea.  My father had a feeding tube placed into his intestines below the stomach to help with nutrition for a w...

          February 01 at 3:57 PM view post
          • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

            I have heard good things about the immunotherapy.  My daughter only received 1 treatment of it but then got pneumonia and passed away.  So I do not have any direct knowledge of how it might have worked for her.  The drug company was willing to donate it at no cost because of insurance problems.  My daughter did see a gyno-oncologist but because it was stomach cancer cells that had metastized to he...

            January 18 at 5:28 PM view post
            • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

              I am so sorry for your loss.  My daughter died 1-1/2 years ago at the age of 34.  Her son was 8 years old.  I have custody of him now.  He and I came to the understanding that we all have a purpose in this life, and his mother must have fullfilled her purpose already and was called home. I know growing up without his mother will touch every part of his life as he get older.  We have to be pre...

              January 18 at 5:14 PM view post
              • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

                It would be very unlikely to have GI cancer at such a young age unless there is a strong family history of stomach cancer.  Your symptoms sound a lot like what I had with gallbladder issues and had to have it removed.  My daughter with stomach cancer did have nausea and feeling full early, but no pain.  My father with stomach cancer had no nausea or problems eating, but did have severe diarrhea.  ...

                January 18 at 5:05 PM view post
                • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

                  It is hard to loose a parent, and you will feel and have to deal with that loss through every major life change you have.  A children's grief counselor gave us that advice when my 10-year-old grandson lost his mother to gastric cancer.  It is okay to ask for help when dealing with it and let your dad know that you (or your siblings) may need to talk to someone that can help with that like a counselor. ...

                  January 11 at 5:21 PM view post
                  • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

                    I am going to assume, you mean someone no longer getting treatment and say probably not.  You can ask about a multi-drug regimen for nausea so they have something every few hours that may help more.  Popcicles and pudding pops can help some with getting something down.  I made herbal tea and froze it for my daughter that she liked and also some fruit juices cut with water.  Blueberry, pomegranite ...

                    January 11 at 4:03 PM view post
                    • ABCgirlz has replied to a post on the message board

                      I am so sorry, she and your family are going through this.  Some past medical history issues can make treatment with chemotherapy dangerous and not a viable option for elderly patients.  If you have a hard time getting to doctors to talk to them.  Talk to her nurses and ask them to and ask that the doctor leave a note or word with them for you.  Ask about hospice.  Ask about a referral to onc...

                      January 11 at 3:54 PM view post
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                      Stomach Cancer

                      Stomach cancer runs in my family, but we do not have the CDH1 gene. My dad had stomach cancer about 10 years ago in his 60s. His brother had stomach cancer 15 years ago in his 60s. My 32-year-old daughter has stage 4 stomach cancer currently and is undergoing chemotherapy. (There is possible younger age stomach cancer history in her father's family as well.)

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