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Is external feeding through pipe insertion in the waist region effective in a one with 3-4 stage of stomach cancer ?

my mother is having stomach cancer of 3-4 stageand is not able to even take liquid diet through has advised putting pipe in the waist region for external feeding.will it help
Asked On : Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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Oncologist, Radiation 's  Response
yes definitely this feeding Jejunostomy is helpful as in stomach cancer mainly dies because of electrolyte/acid base imbalance as food and water intake is gonna to reduce due to obstructive effect of stomach growth provokes repeated attack of vomiting,. this provides adequate fluid and food intake,
Answered: Wed, 28 Mar 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Thanks for your query
Since your mother has stomach cancer the passage of food may be difficult or near impossible and troublesome.
Your doctor has advised putting an external pipe which will help you give her food.
I would suggest you to follow your doctors advice and get a external feeding pipe put to her so that she will receive food and nutrition.
Hope this answer is helpful.
Answered: Wed, 21 Mar 2012
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