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Can stomach cancer be cured at the age of 85 years for a female ?

Hi My grand ma has got stomach cancer doctor said this cannot be cured as her age is now 85 years Is it can be cured at this age stomach cancer
Asked On : Tue, 1 Mar 2011
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General Surgeon 's  Response
It depends on the stage & spread on cancer .As her age is on higher side ,so chances are bleak.Consult onco surgeon & medical oncologist.Disclaimer
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul's  Response
The best option at this stage is to improve her immunity to fight cancer. Amongst herbal medicines we use abhrak sahastraputi and tamra bhasam punarnava mandur Tab. kanchnar guggul,turmeric in milk
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Radiologist Dr. Radha Narayanan's  Response
Hi sunitha!
Sorry about your grandmother.yes the doctor was right since carcinoma stomach treated per se has survival for 5 years at 30-40%,also it involves a lengthy procedure of surgery+chemo+radio which may not be advisable at her age.And also most stomach cancers are detected late.She can however be given palliative care which is taking care of pain.
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