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Intestine cancer spreading to liver, consumption of liquid food less. Can stent be used for Intestine cancer?

Hi, Can stent be used for Intestine cancer My Uncle has a intestine cancer & it is slowly spreading to liver . Already many Chemotherapy are done & now he is under medication but he is not able to have any solid food and trying to have liquid food. Even consumption of liquid food is too less & that also he will puke. So our regular DR suggested to for stents & inserting 2 bottles of blood. So wanted to know if stent is required.
Asked On : Sun, 6 May 2012
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Its very sad that your uncle is having cancer. Your history does not tell me which part of the intestines it is affected. with the available history the tumour can be either in the esophagus or stomach. In both these location with chemoresistant disease which has already spread to liver, cure is not possible. But to reduce the symptoms mainly vomiting , If it is a esophageal cancer stent can be used. For stomach cancer it is of not much help and technically difficult.

Dr. Mohammed Ibrahim
Surgical Oncologist
Answered: Mon, 7 May 2012
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