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Stomach cancer, epilepsy patient, coughing and nausea post eating, on chloraseptic, suggestions ?

Thank you. My brother has had 2 endoscopy procedures in the last week. he has been diagnosed with stomach cancer . I should note: he is mentally retarded & epilleptic. It is a difficult situation. He suffers severe bouts of coughing, often to the point of vomiting after eating. I am spraying his throat with chloraseptic (as per my pharmacist s suggestion, although it only works for a very brief period). Also, giving him clear tea with honey . He still suffers considerably. Any suggestions?? Note: he will be undergoing surgery to install a port to receive chemo. Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 10 Apr 2012
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If stomach cancer is vomitting after eating, usually it means that tumor is blocking the passage of food through stomach. In your brother's case, surgery is the most appropriate treatment if he do not tolerate oral feed and vomits out nearly completely what so ever he had ingested within few hours to 1-2 days. If blockage of food passage is partial, then stent (tube) can be placed without surgery though mouth using special instrument (endoscope). Chemotherapy help to prevent spread of tumor.
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