Hi All my name is Dawn,
I am really posting as my mum who is 52 has been diagnosed with this cancer in sep 2012. It has taken 2 years to diagnose her and its was an aweful process firstly she had a blockage in her stomach and had no end of tests, all biopsies came back as raised for cancer but my mum was told by an upper gi surgeon that its 99.9% non cancerouse tumour so surgury went ahead and they removed the tumour, My mum appeared to recover well until she found huge lumps in her lower pelvis. She went to the doctors and they refured her to gynocologist who ordered that all of my mums previouse byopsies be investigated by the mulidisaplinary team. In the mean time her abdomen became really swollen to the point where she looked pregnant so I took her to A&E. She was then put on a ward and the upper gi surgeon and his team that operated on her told her that the mulidisaplinary team had discovered that she did indeed have cancer. They told her this whilst she was alone on the ward infront of other patients and did not inform any nurses or cancer specialist to talk to her. 3 days later we all waited for 8 hours for the surgeon to come and explain everything to us. He put his foot up on the bed and told my mum that she was dying but could not back anything up with any facts as he was not a cancer specialist but she did indeed have stomach cancer with secondry mets to the ovarys! We finally saw an oncologist about a week later who suggested she goes on E0X chimotherapy but after the fith cycle my mum became very ill when she showed no previouse symptoms so chimo was abandoned. 3 weeks later we are waiting to be re scanned as swelling has re occured in stomach. Has anyone else out there been diagnosed???? Or treated this was by the NHS???? Please get in touch if you can shed any light on the situation?? My mum was told she has months as aposed to years she is my best friend and if there is anyone out there that knows or can suggest anything I would be forever grateful..... Dawn Fitzgerald
I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your wife.
My mum also passed away on the 28th April 2013 after 8 months of suffering!
I feel they need to make people more aware of this cancer they treated my mum for year before diagnosis for reflux and ulcers!! I think its a disgrace that no one can tell you anything about it!
But may it give you some peace to know that she like my mother is in a much better place a place we can only dream of going and we will miss them but only for a little while as life is to short for us all! Until we all meet again RIP Angels xxx Paul I hope you are learning how to cope well enough god bless you xxx
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