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Gastric adenocarcinoma w/ lymph node involvement---- 9 out of 26 tested positive. Are there options after the gastrectomy for 87yr old or too risky?
Possibly: Options for postoperative treatment generally include chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy. While many 87 year-olds will have difficulty tolerating these treatments, everyone is different. Some elderly patients who have a good performance status and few comorbidities can tolerate aggressive treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
87 yr old dad w/ gastric adenocarcinoma stage 2-3 no spread. Top surg/onco says resection but my brother says holistic way w/ no surgery/chemo/rad?
Depends: If the patient is active and healthy adult with an excellent performance status without metastatic disease. Surgery may be curative. It may be palliative if there is obstruction to passage of food. If the disease is very advanced and the patient is very sick it may reasonable to consider hospice care. The ideal choice would "not to prolong the suffering of the patient and family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a difference in the symptoms of adenocarcinoma nsclc bronchioloalveolar mucinous and non mucinous ?
No: No reliable difference in reported symptomsGet a more detailed answer ›
Variable ,EGD/biopsy: Symptoms will vary- from being asymptomatic with only some stomach discomfort, bloathing, upset stomach, to early satiety ( feeling full easily even with a very little food), nasuea, vomiting, severe pain, obstruction, weight loss, vomiting blood etc. It is detected by doing an upper endoscopy and biopsy to the lesion on the stomach. Once diagnosis is made- some imaging need to be done for staging. ...Read more
Gastrectomy. My dr is scheduling me for laprascopic gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. I was told it would be "out patient". Is this possible?
I don't think so: That is major surgery, even laparoscopically (technically difficult, doesn't take less time to perform). It is not simply removing the stomach; it is attaching what's left (part of stomach, if a partial gastrectomy, or esophagus, if total gastrectomy) to the intestine; generally requires admission for at least several days. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Top onco says 5-FU for 6 months is best protocol for 87 yr man.W/adenocarcinoma of stomach. Had partial gastrectomy & 9\26 positive lymph nodes. True?
Dubious: Unaware data supporting benefit of sole 5fu adjuvant therapy of n3 gastric adenocarcinoma after complete resection ( negative margins). If a "young" 87 yo deemed able to tolerate aggressive treatment-then give standard rx(see nccn guidelines-but note 87 yo were not studied). While your onco well intentioned, consider second opinion and quality of life. Survival possible without chemo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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