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Stomach cancer and palliative surgical intervention

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My cousin 33 was diagnosed with stomach cancer two weeks ago. There are some things I don't understand.First they said they don't want to operate to remove tumor in her stomach because it will cause it to spread to the rest of her body. and want to treat with radiation and chemo.Four day age they did Laparoscopic surgery to install a j-tube in her small intestine but said they could not because they needed to lift her large intestines and they were to frigle. I don't know what they mean by that.plus the j-tube was going in her small intestines. The j-tube would be her feeding tube, since that was unsuccessful they moved her small intestine to a different place on her stomach above the tumer that was causing blockage.The doctors said they were able to see her liver and cancer had not afected it, but was not able to see her pancreas.So from what I can get from my family is that it has not damaged any other organs and is contained in stomach but does show in one near by lymph mode. now


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replied August 5th, 2008
Stomach Cancer Answer A4542
Diagnosis that has been suggested: stomach cancer tumor causing blockage to intestines
Current medical status: unable to hold food down and blockage to intestine
Current medical treatment: moved intestine to upper part of stomach above blockage to be able to eat

It seems to me that your cousin’s stomach cancer is too widespread and inoperable so they wanted to do only a palliative surgical intervention (gastric bypass) to allow natural feeding as long as your cousin lives.


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