Brennan Elliott Gives Update on Wife's Stomach Cancer Battle
- Hallmark actor Brennan Elliott has shared an update on his wife who is battling stomach cancer.
- Stomach cancer occurs when an abnormal growth of cells begins in the stomach and becomes cancerous.
- Treatment options for this disease include surgery, medications, radiation and chemotherapy. Brennan Elliott’s wife Cami has undergone both surgery and chemotherapy to treat her cancer.
His wife Cami was diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer and is bravely fighting the disease. Elliott shared the news of her diagnosis in April.Read More
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He continues, saying, “This is the toughest experience @camilla_row has ever had to go thru. Many years of cancer treatment/surgeries etc but this one has beaten her up for sure but like all great fighters there is no quit in this girl. All you fans have been so gracious,selfless and supportive that we felt we’d share a brief moment of this process with all who are holding her as well as the kids and I in prayer! We love you and tHANKYOU for being our strength when to be brutally honest we haven’t felt very strong at times! #cure4cancer #gastriccancerawareness #cancersurvivor keep fighting babe! 💪 so proud of you.😘”
Understanding Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer occurs when an abnormal growth of cells begins in the stomach and becomes cancerous.
Treatment options for this disease include surgery, medications, radiation and chemotherapy. Brennan Elliott’s wife Cami has undergone both surgery and chemotherapy to treat her cancer.
According to the American Cancer Society, there will be about 26,380 new cases of stomach cancer diagnosed in the United States this year (15,900 in men and 10,480 in women).
Stomach cancer typically affects older people, with the average age of diagnosis being 68. About six of every 10 people diagnosed with stomach cancer each year are 65 or older. This, however, isn’t the case for Cami as she’s only in her 30s. And her cancer is stage 4, also known as metastatic, which means it’s spread to other parts of her body.
Symptoms of this disease include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Feeling full after eating small amounts of food
- Stomach pain
- Unintentional weight loss
Brennan Elliott: Supporting a Spouse Through Cancer
We love to see people like Elliott standing by his partner’s side through a battle with cancer. Cancer can take a toll on relationships, and it can also be a litmus test for the strength of a relationship.
This is something actress and melanoma survivor Jill Kargman can attest to as cancer was a true test of her relationship’s strength. In a previous interview with SurvivorNet, Kargman said the disease “is a great way to find out if you’re with the love of your life or a shithead.”
“I think it presses the fast-forward button on getting to the bottom of that answer, because a lot of people in middle age are kind of at a crossroads, waiting for their kids to fly the coop,” Kargman said. “I think if you’re with someone who is not supportive and kind of emotionally checked out or doesn’t tell you you’re still beautiful with that, this might not be your person.”
Contributing: SurvivorNet staff