Unfortunately, about 8 out of 10 (80%) people diagnosed with stomach cancer
are stage four, meaning the cancer has already spread when they are diagnosed. Understandably, the survival statistics are lower than for stage 3 stomach cancers. Fewer than 1 in 20 people (5%) live for at least 5 years if they have stage 4 stomach cancer when they are diagnosed.
She has to take atleast 3 cycles of chemotherapy
first followed by CT scan
of whole abdomen to find out the response assessment.
If after 3 cycles it is stable disease or partial response then 3 more cycles need to be taken followed by reasssesment again.
If it is stable disease or partial response then CT scan whole abdomen after 3 months.
If progressive disease then plan for second line chemotherapy.