My boyfriend of 43 has recently been diagnosed with this awful linitis plastica cancer. It all started with the feeling of his food that had been swallowed not being able to go down and getting stuck, so he then would vomit his meals.
It's a cold, hard, long process to diagnose this type of cancer. As explained in most cases, it has progressed too far for doctors to be able to perform the surgery. He is now doing chemotherapy to keep him comfortable.