Jimmy, My Dad, was first diagnosed with stage 2 gastric cancer in May 2014, and told it was in-operable. He was treated with EOX chemotherapy for 6 months. This reduced the tumour and enabled the doctors to do a total gastrectomy in Feb 2015. He was cancer free for 18 months, during which time he lost alot of weight, 1.5 stone, with all the digestive issues that comes with gastrectomy( diarrhoea, fatigue, weight loss, etc.) He is now just below 8 stone, and very weak but still eating small but often.
Sept 16, the cancer has returned again in a different site and he is now undergoing chemotherapy again.
I have heard of the ONCOFOCUS test , which is a way of testing the tumour and identifying the genetic structure of the cancer to match it with new drugs for treating cancer, called targeted therapies. It cost about 1800, but thats not a problem if it can help. Does anyone have any experience of doing this test? And if so did it identify a therapy that worked on fighting the stomach cancer.?