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    Moved from Pancreatic Cancer Forum

    Hi,
    Can someone please tell me the best treatment options for stomach cancer in stage 4? My uncle is having stomach cancer and the stage is 4. He is 63 years old. The doctors from 2 hospitals have prescribed the pacliwel and carboplatin. Are these good treatments options? Also how many chemo treatments are needed in stage 4 stomach cancer?
    Appreciate your help.
    Thanks!

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    Hi,
    Treatments for pancreatic cancer and for stomach cancer are not the same. I'll move your question to the stomach forum. Hopefully, someone will answer your question.

    Brigitte
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    1/12/2016 No symptoms except ongoing fatigue; blood test revealed elevated liver enzymes
    1/18/2016 Liver ultrasound, then MRI confirmed enlarged bile duct
    1/21/2016 ERCP and placement of a temporary stent
    1/28/2016 CT-Scan showed a lesion on the head of pancreas
    2/09/2016 2nd ERCP + EUS + FNA
    2/12/2016 DX Borderline resectable pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma - Stage 3 @ 61
    2/24/2016 FOLFIRINOX 3 cycles (6 infusions)
    5/12/2016 CYBER-KNIFE Stereotactic Radiation 3 sessions
    6/16/2016 WHIPPLE + portal vein and right hepatic artery reconstructions - 0/19 nodes pos - no mets. Restaged to 1A
    8/31/2016 FOLFOX for 3 cycles (6 infusions)
    Sept 2016 Know Your Tumor - PANCAN.org
    11/4/2016 CT Scan clear - NED
    May 2017 Liver lesion - DX mild fatty liver disease - NED
    Aug 2017 Several tiny lung nodules - NED
    Feb 2018 Stable lung nodules - NED
    May 2018. Lung nodules are growing; possibly mets, but still considered NED
    Aug 2018 One lung nodule has reached 1.7 cm. Pancreatic metastasis confirmed by biopsy.
    Sept 2018 Starting clinical trial with RX-3117 and Abraxane (NCT03189914)
    Nov 2028 CT-scan: Lung nodules are shrinking

 

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