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Hello, and thanks for writing in. I'm so sorry to hear of your loss of Alfie.
What tests were run on Alfie to diagnose the stomach mass/cancer? (i.e. blood work, X-rays, ultrasound, endoscopy, etc.)
Ok. It's hard to say for certain that cancer is present without specific tests to confirm it. I guess they were just going by the symptoms Alfie was showing at that time.
no test were done although last year he had a bought of vomiting and xrays blood test were taken then with no diagnosis f cancer
Several things can potentially cause the symptoms Alfie was showing, such as stomach or intestinal ulcers, or severe inflammation of the stomach or intestines, or a blood clotting disorder.
Or, of course, cancer.
Cancer in the stomach or intestines can be difficult to diagnose without ultrasound or endoscopy to actually visualize it.
Bloodwork (or even X-rays) are not accurate for cancer of the stomach or intestines.
So, early diagnosis (before symptoms occur) of stomach or intestinal cancer is not easy.
ok we are so devastated to loose him and just hope we made the right decision for him
I certainly understand - losing a good friend at a young age is very difficult, indeed.
thank you for your answeres
You're very welcome. Again, I'm sorry for your loss.