[MOL] Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 18:01:52 -0500 [00701] Medicine On Line

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[MOL] Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 18:01:52 -0500

My 48 year old sister has just been diagnosed (December 23, 1999)  with Signet Cell Linitis Plastica Stomach Cancer.  The stomach surgeon  and cancer specialist said the tumor was in her stomach and about the size of a cantaloupe.  It has invaded her liver, colon and pancreas.  It is inoperable.  She has an intestinal blockage right where the food leaves her stomach.  Everything she eats or drinks comes right back up.  They have put a feeding back on her below the intestinal blockage.  Supposedly she can never eat or drink anything again.  We have not been given any good news.  So far the doctors have said she has less than a year to live, possibly months.  We are suppose to talk to oncologists next week to see what if anything chemo or radiation will do.  Can you provide any information and tell me where I can go on-line to find any information I can. My sister says she does not feel sick at all.  It is hard to believe the diagnosis when she feels like nothing is wrong with her.  Thanks for your help.  My e-mail address is beth@clis.com.