Topic: Completely Oddball Question (from a Complete Oddball)
Hi Folks --
Quick question for y'all.
Was doing my usual obsessive research re: this awful disease, and found a journal article about a morbidly obese fellow whose CC was found incidentally after he developed post-op problems following gastric bypass surgery.
Interestingly, any treatment whatsoever was delayed because this poor man's weight was so significant that normal avenues of staging and treatment were not availble to him until he lost enough weight to be able to be scanned by CT, etc. etc.
There is no mention of the his ongoing treatment or outcome, but I did find it interesting in that its the only case I've found in which someone was diagnosed and absolutely no treatment was offered, and yet the patient remained symptom free for a prolonged period (6 months at time article was written.)
So -- the oddball question is: I wonder about the physical state of those of us who've been hit with CC. I am in fact quite overweight, and have lost about 10 pounds in the last few months without "trying" (whether its disease or stress I can't say.) But I have certainly not had the weight loss (or loss of appetite) so common with this illness, and in fact have an embarassingly horrible high BMI.
BUt I am just curious if there is any data or anecdotal information about weight and ICC. It sounds as if an awful lot of folks here were very fit or nearly fit before being diagnosed, and I am curious as to whether weight seems to be any sort of factor and whether it seems to have an effect on outcomes and speed of progression.
If anybody feels like answering that would be interesting; if the whole question seems silly and moot, I understand that as well.