Newly diagnosed
posted by pauliii
03 October 2021

Stomach Cancer

Last reply: 5 months ago

Hello all,

My husband, 43, has been diagnosed with a stage 4 gastric Cancer last week! We were shocked as he had no symptoms other thank an occasional heartburn. We were told it was probably caught early given his young age, no symptoms and general good health. How I wish that was true! Last week the scans showed it has spread to the abdomen area and we were told it is no longer operable! Here I am writing to you desperate! We have three kids age 12 and under (youngest is 1.5). We are both foreigners living in ireland for 15 years now and have no family here! I am terrified of what is to come 😱😱😭😭😭



commented by pauliii
03 October 2021

1 year ago

Good luck to all the fighters!

commented by Cancer Nurse
08 October 2021

1 year ago

Hi Pauliii,

Thank you for contacting the Irish Cancer Society.

I am very sorry to read that your husband was diagnosed with stage 4 gastric cancer. This must be a very difficult time for both you and your husband and your young children.

Would you be able to phone one of our nurses on the Support Line and hopefully we will be able to offer some support and help. The Support Line number is 1800 200 700, Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm.

Kind regards,

Cancer Nurse


commented by jennie23
19 December 2022

5 months ago

Hi Pauliii,

My brother is 36 and was recently diagnosed with stage 4 inoperable gastric cancer. Its a terrifying time for him and us as bis family.
Ive just been trying to do some research online to tey and help him come out of the deep depression he is in because of his diagnosis when i came across your post. I hope your husband is doing well and your family and i wish you all the best.

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