Question: Hi. My name is XXXXXXX I'd like to understand more about linitis plastica
. My mother-in-law was diagnosed 10 days ago.
We do not know what stage the cancer is and the doctors in the little hospital there do not seem to think there is any need for staging. They only want to send her home to die. She is on ng suction and TPN
because her stomach is completely blocked. She is 74 years old and until only recently was very healthy and active. Doctors are saying surgery, chemo, radiation
are all out of the question because she is so weak now but I'm not convinced they are knowledgeable in this. This is a small hospital without a GI Dr. present or and oncologist
. We are also told that transfer to a larger facility is not possible. I do not understand why not.