4 doctors weighed in:

87 yr old dad just had partial gastrectomy for adenocarcinoma. 26 lymph nodes removed & 9 tested positive. Is there hope w/ that prognosis? What next?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: N3 disease

What is the stage exactly? With 9 lymph nodes being +, his stage ranges from iib to iiic- with 5 year overall survival range from 33% to 9% with surgery alone.
He would be ideally needing an adjuvant therapy post surgery- however the case is not that simple. His age and other medical problems have to be calculated. Discuss further with your oncologist re- pros and cons of radiation+chemo vs obs.

In brief: N3 disease

What is the stage exactly? With 9 lymph nodes being +, his stage ranges from iib to iiic- with 5 year overall survival range from 33% to 9% with surgery alone.
He would be ideally needing an adjuvant therapy post surgery- however the case is not that simple. His age and other medical problems have to be calculated. Discuss further with your oncologist re- pros and cons of radiation+chemo vs obs.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Liawaty Ho
check for her2 neu status of the cancer. if it is positive, herceptin is something can be considered.

In brief: Limited

He is senior already, and this is a major problem.

In brief: Limited

He is senior already, and this is a major problem.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
28 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
111,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors