Hi there folks
My dad has just been diagnosed with stomach cancer and the scans and tests have shown that this has not spread to any other part of his body. The literature we received on guidance of cancer informed us that people can have their whole stomach removed and still live on. The cancer is high in his stomach and impedes his swallowing at times but for the hospital to say that this is inoperable is a little hard for me to accept as the top of the stomach could be removed leaving the bottom part to be re-attached to his pipe.
We are being told the cance has gone too far to operate - how can this be if the cance has not spread? Can it not be simply removed with his stomach or top half of his stomach? My dad is a fit 77 year old who wants to live on and refuses to accept this news.
What are our options for a second opinion or paying privately will there be anyone out there who can cut away this cancer or take the organ with the cancer?
We would apprecioate anyone shedding some light on this situation for us please