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Suffering from ca-stomach cancer. Bleeding in motion. Completed Chemotherapy. How to treat?

Hi Sir, My father is affected with ca-stomach cancer,He age is around 73, and also we don't know, he is fit for surgey, (Weight is around -26 KG). It is found few months back only, He is not feeling well now. Lot of bleeding is happening through the motion. We have completed the Chemotherapy cycle-1, but there is no improvement.. Kindly help us for the same.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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Oncologist, Radiation 's  Response
Considering his advanced age and very low weight he is unlikely to tolerate any cancer directed therapy like surgery or radio/chemotherapy.
He needs supportive treatment with pain medication and drugs to reduce bleeding. If he is having lots of bleeding sometimes palliative radiotherapy can be given for few days to control bleeding. You can consult oncologist regarding this option.

Answered: Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Venkatraman Balasubramanian's  Response
73 year old with cancer stomach. I would like to know what stage of the disease your father. I would suggest not to go for chemotherapy considering the fact that his weight is very low due to the disease and also bleeding. I would suggest that he can be put on supportive care so as to minimize his sufferings deppending upon the financial situation of the family. He can be put on vitamins and mineral support and lot of fluids and also fruits and vegetables.
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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