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Cancer of the Small Intestine

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Comment from: Tim , 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 18

I felt like I was punched in the stomach and the dull ache of my entire stomach area went on for over 5 weeks. The hospital found a mass and inflamed nodes with a CT scan, and an endoscopy found the tumor blocking 70 percent of my small intestine. I had odd bowel movements as they were frequent and small. No vomiting or blood loss noticed.

Comment from: Jool, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: December 13

I really had some symptoms about 6 weeks before my diagnosis of cancer of the small intestine. I had cramps, gases, hard and full belly just before the diagnosis, vomiting, with let's say 'bowel liquid', and massive pain in the abdomen as the tumor closed the bowels.

Comment from: [email protected], 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 26

I vomited everything for two months. I only could drink liquids. I had to have exploratory surgery to find the cancer of the small intestine because it didn`t show on any tests. I was severely dehydrated when I went into hospital. I have Lynch syndrome so I was told no chemotherapy would work. It`s been 1 year and so far I`m still here and no cancer again yet. I had colon cancer with resection in 1997 too. The majority of relatives on my dad`s side died from colon cancer and stomach cancers. It starts around age 27. And the majority has the Lynch syndrome too.

Comment from: Eastie, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 03

My husband was just diagnosed and we are in the process of learning about the progression and next steps for the cancer of the small intestine. His symptoms were difficulty breathing, fatigue (he is a runner and running became difficult) and the anemia. Our family doctor thought he was bleeding somewhere in the gut and so a series of scopes, biopsies, and scans were performed. We are looking for feedback on treatment locations and physicians.

Comment from: Young Person, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 07

My husband was recently diagnosed with SIA (small intestine adenocarcinoma) as well as cancer in the peritoneum. He is so young. I'm wondering the other three people who have responded where they received treatment and if they have had success in their prognosis. We are looking at several different clinics afar for surgery options, but are now taking chemotherapy first. HIPEC (hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy) treatment will hopefully be an option for the peritoneum, but for the small intestine I am still looking for more information. Tumors are in the ileum and are 10 mm in size. His symptoms were sore abdominal area and felt like gas as well as sometimes feeling just sick. Came on very quick and rapid.

Comment from: selina, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 20

My friend had been diagnosed with stage 2 colorectal cancer and she was totally depressed and lost all her hope in the life. Later on, we came to know about the best colorectal surgeons in Sydney and started treatment under them. They have provided best treatments and now she is completely cured.

Comment from: Wild Goose, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 30

No really obvious symptoms whatsoever--some gas (attributed to IBS by the medical establishment) and years of increasing and finally deep fatigue (attributed to growing older and depression, though I insisted that the depression was due to the fatigue rather than vice-versa). I had a routine colonoscopy with no dire results. I began to be hungry much more often and belly became swollen. Some months later, during a routine exam, my blood work was very abnormal and months of tests finally culminated in an endoscopy which revealed the pathology. Otherwise no pain or other symptoms.

Comment from: Debraw, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I had stomach cramps, vomiting and weight loss. I kept getting worse until I ended up in the hospital, where a tumor was found. Removal was successful.

Comment from: lmvmwb, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 04

Absolutely none! I had no symptoms at all for cancer of the small intestine. It was a complete shock to me! Although in hind sight I have had many issues with that area of my body for most of my life that it makes sense. I have had many years of constipation along with other issues (appendicitis, fibroids to name a few). It was a fluke that my OB/GYN found it! I had no pain, no change in my bowels, nothing!

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