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Gastrectomy

7 Mar 2018 07:53

Hi

My wife has got Neuroendocrine tumours and needs a total Gastrectomy to stop the tumor spreading, we live in west scotland and our hospital in inverness. Has any body got any Gastrectomy experience?

Thanks

Re: Gastrectomy

7 Mar 2018 10:51 in response to freeflow

Hello freeflow and welcome.  I should say straight away that I had never heard of the word Gastrectomy until I read your post and on looking it up on the CRUK website I could not find anyone who has posted about an experience of this. But someone may come along with their experience - I hope they do. 

Anyway, I thought of taking a look at the MacMillan Cancer Support website and am attaching a post about the difficulties of swallowing food after this.  There is useful advice and a link to a MacMillan booklet on the system.   I realise you may have already looked at the MacMillan website already in which case my apologies for not helping you gain information.

https://community.macmillan.org.uk/cancer_experiences/ask_the_expert/ask...

Best wishes to your wife and yourself.  Annie

Re: Gastrectomy

7 Mar 2018 18:05 in response to Annieliz

Thank you