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Greeting! A family member in his sixties has stomach cancer, detected early. He went through a whole series of chemotherapy and check-ups with excellent results - the cancer has not spread anywhere and has shrunk. The family member feels great, the most difficult was after the first round of chemotherapy, but a full year has passed since then. However, after a doubt, the doctors left it to his personal decision whether he wanted a gastrectomy or not. There is a gland on the stomach that would also be removed in case of surgery, but the main doctor has not said for now whether he proposes to remove the entire stomach or the parts with cancer and the gland.
I would like to ask if you know of experiences with a similar situation and/or direct me to statistical data for the following:
a) how many people decide to undergo surgery after successful chemotherapy and what are the results,
b) how many people after successful chemotherapy do not decide to undergo surgery and what are the results.
And/or if you have any other advice I would appreciate it.
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