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Stomach Cancer

14 Jul 2019 00:56

My lovely father in law has been losing weight for about 6 months now. After a number of test and an endoscopy yesterday  (13th July) the doctors have said it is stomach cancer.  We are waiting to hear how progressive it and fingers crossed it should be next week.

My father in law turned 89 years young in June and,  because of the massive weight loss,  the doctors are not sure if he can survive the surgery if that is an option. Before this, both my father in law  and mother in law went balloon dancing 3 times a week. They also ran a tea dance which sadly, they have had to give up. We are all devastated. 

Not sure what help is out there if he needs medical care. Of course we as a family will be there to support them both with all the love and practical things. We want to hope for the best but, prepare for the worst.

Stomach Cancer

16 Jul 2019 11:14 in response to Tillo

Welcome to Cancer Chat Tillo although I'm sorry about your father-in-law's diagnosis.

This must be very difficult for you all at the moment but I just wanted you to know our members know what you've going through and you can chat to a few of them on this discussion just here if you'd like to find out more about their experiences with stomach cancer.

We also have some information on our website and our cancer nurses are available by phone as well if you'd like to chat to them after you've found out more about his diagnosis. You can contact them for free on 0808 800 4040, Monday - Friday between 9a.m - 5p.m.

Kind regards, 

Steph, Cancer Chat Moderator

Stomach Cancer

17 Jul 2019 01:47 in response to Moderator Steph

Thank you Steph, I'm very grateful for the information xxx