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76 year old having swollen hard stomach, weight loss. Tumor in the stomach. Will she be able to go through the treatment?

my mum has been bedridden for 2yrs doc came in the other day 22nd may because her carers wanted her seen due to swollen hard stomach she has lost weight drastically must weigh 3 to 4 stone he said she had a tumor in her stomach but she refuses to go to hospital he told my brothers,but they told me but were a bit confused,can i fone her doctor and ask about her myself as i can t get my head round this,she 76yrs old and is not fit enough to go through treatment
Asked On : Sun, 27 May 2012
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WHAT YOU ARE DESCRIBING IS POSSIBLY FEATURES OF ADVANCED STOMACH CANCER- SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT LOSS WITH HARD LUMP IN UPPER ABDOMEN AND DECREASED APPETITE. YOUR MOTHER NEEDS URGENT EVALUATION INCLUDING UPPER GI ENDOSCOPY, FINE NEEDLE ASPIRATION CYTOLOGY TEST FOR TISSUE DIAGNOSIS AND ULTRASOUND/ CT SCAN OF ABDOMEN TO ASSESS EXTENT OF GROWTH. HOWEVER MINIMUM SHE WILL NEED CHEMOTHERAPY AND POSSIBLE GASTRIC BY PASS/ ALTERNATE FOOD INTAKE ROUTE AS PART OF PALLIATIVE THERAPY TO MAKE HER COMFORTABLE. PL VISIT YOUR DOCTOR PREFERABLY CANCER SURGEON.
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