Hello, I would love to have someone to talk to about my older brother. He is 52 years old and has the following symptoms: * weight loss- extreme, every month he looses more. * vomiting - he can not keep anything down. * blood in his stool - Black stools. * he is very pale * fatigue - taking a nap nearly everyday, going to bed early
He has had a heart attack and had surgery a few years ago, he has been on medication since this time. In December he started having very bad nose bleeds at night, when he went to the doctor he was told he was taking twice the amount of medication for his heart. They took him off of that medication and also the blood thinners.
He has been an alcoholic for as long as I can remember, he quit drinking all alcohol in December 2012.
He has had an upper GI, lower GI, abdominal x-rays, he is going in tomorrow for another test and they are having him swallow a camera to go through his small intestine.
Any thoughts would be appreciated, we are at a loss, and don't know where to turn. We have had a lot of cancer in our family, our maternal grandfather died of stomach cancer (also an alcoholic), our paternal grandmother died of stomach cancer (not an alcoholic), we lost our older brother two years ago at 52 years of age to pancreatic cancer (not an alcoholic), we lost our aunt (dad's sister) to lung cancer. We have lost our paternal grandfather to a heart attack, we lost our father to a heart attack.
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