How can linitis plastica be treated?
My other sister died 12 years (age 36) from this same cancer linitis plastica
I am looking for the best specialist for these cancer for his opinion for treatment. I know that in Japan there is much more information about this type of cancer
I am sorry to hear about your sisters. Most probably there is a familial syndrome going on.
As for her treatment, we should have the baseline tests done like CT scan or PET scans, biopsy and blood tests. If it is a localized disease, then best bet is radical gastrectomy and adjuvant chemoradiation if necessary. If it is inoperable, then chemotherapy followed by surgery may be feasible.
I understand that you are in Netherlands and Europe you find good Onco Surgeons. I dont think you should move to Japan.
Because in the Netherlands this form of cancer is very unknown I want to find a specialist who has treated this cancer
Please help us
Good to hear from you again.
You can consult Dr XXXXXXX van Cutsem, who is currently Professor of XXXXXXX Medicine at the University of Leuven (Belgium). He is responsible for the division of Digestive Oncology at the University Hospital Gasthuisberg.
Though he is a medical oncologist, he is a world-renowned figure in gastric cancer. He will be pleased to guide you and suggest a surgeon from his team.
Hope this answers your query.
Wish your sister a good health.
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