I am due to have an oesophagal and stomach removal operation in a few weeks but I may not have cancer! I had a GIST removed from my stomach with "T1 ?? at worst" in the GIST.Other patholgy results on samples taken are 'unclear'. As there is a possibilty of cancer deep in the stomach lining I am being advised to have the op. My oesophagus has barretts disease which I think can be treated by halo ablation. Halo ablation cannot be done on the stomach, at least as far as I know and in the UK.
In the case of very early cancer if at all in the stomach wall, is there any other treatment such as radiation or anything else? Can the stomach be 'scraped' and a pathology check? In the UK or elsewhere for any treatment?
This is a terribly hard decision to make to have the op.