Stomach cancer

A support group for anyone affected by stomach cancer, including adenocarcinoma and GISTs (gastrointestinal stromal tumours) to come together, share experiences, and ask questions.

Diagnosed with Signet Ring

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My mom in law was diagnosed with Signet Cell Stomach Cancer. PET CT scan was done and no spread to lymph nodes and organs. "There is no conclusive evidence of hypermetabolic loco-regional or distant mestastic disease at present" was written on the report.

However When we googled signet cell, it seems PET CT scan are unable to detect them well. Her tumour is locally advanced at 73 x 36 x 48mm. Oncologist staged her at Stage 3 but told us PET CT scan is not accurate for signet cell. We were hoping there is really no spread for her case. So so worry now.

The oncologist's plan is 4 neo adjuvant FLOT followed by surgery and more chemo after surgery. Oncologist told us FLOT is the gold standard and if this is not responding well, we might end up with no more options.

She was unable to eat solid, only liquid. She was vomiting often before diagnosed with cancer stomach. Her stomach wasn't emptying well.

After 1st round of Chemo, we feel she is not vomitting the milk or juice now. However she is having diffiiculty of drinking milk every 2 hours now. Any advise on what should we do and the liquid food during chemo?

We are devastated when I googled Signet Cell and so sad now.

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Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community

I'm very sorry to read that your mother in law has been diagnosed with stomach cancer so it's not surprising that you're devastated.

I don't have the experience you're looking for but noticed that your post had gone unanswered. It may be an idea to post your question about what liquid food your mother in law can have in ask a nurse, where one of the specialist nurses will aim to get back to you within 2 working days. Alternatively, you could call the Macmillan Support Line on 0808 808 0000. It's free to call, available between 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday and staffed by trained experts.

Your mother in law's cancer nurse specialist should also be in a position to help you with advice about diet.

I would also recommend that if you want to find further information on this type of cancer that you stay on sites like this one or Cancer Research UK as there can be a lot of frightening and out of date information on the internet.

Best wishes to you both x

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