I am 32 years old and had been struggling with GI issues for 2 years. In August of 2011, the symptoms began to progress and become more frequent. On several occasions I was not able to eat or drink and became so dehydrated and weak that I had to go to the Emergency Room. On each occasion numerous tests were performed but no diagnosis could be made.
Finally, in October I was again admitted to the hospital and the decision was made to perform exploratory surgery in order to learn what was causing the symptoms. The surgery revealed a grapefruit sized tumor in the right side of my abdomen. After the tumor was removed, it was determined to be cancer. I now have to undergo 6 months of chemotherapy and will have to have several follow up procedures.
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