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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest treatment for stomach cancer

my sister had a partial gastrectromy last year for stomach cancer , and then a small bowel resection about a month after when her bowels became twisted and now it seems as if she has adhesions which have landed her back in the hospital- although the cat scan was inconclusive and they are awaiting to do further tests- she has an NG tube and is being fed nutrition intravenously- does physical therapy work for adhesions-I just read up on clear passage please advise
Mon, 17 Aug 2015
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Pulmonologist 's  Response
Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Sorry to say but your sister is having end stage cancer. So this is inoperable condition. We have only palliative treatment in the form of chemotherapy, radiotherapy, nutritional support and pain management.
Adhesions are inevitable after cancer surgery.
And nothing can be done for these Adhesions.
So better to continue nutritional support and pain management.
Consult psychiatrist and discuss end of life issues.
Hope I have solved your query.
Wishing good health to your sister.
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