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Old 10-29-2001, 11:09 AM   #1
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Unhappy Dad was just diagnosed with esophagus cancer

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Hello to all... I'm a newbie. My Dad was diagnosed seven days ago with Esophagus Cancer... he's relatively young; 57. After bleeding internally for 2 months, he FINALLY went to the MD; his doctor found a golf-ball sized lump where his esophagus meets his stomach. The biopsy confirmed that it was malignant. My family is still very much in a state of shock. He is actually having the CT scan today to see what exactly we're looking at, if it's spread, etc.

I haven't been able to find too much info about this type of cancer; I do know that there are only about 11K Americans diagnosed per year.

Any information or thoughts you may have for me would be so very appreciated... thank you in advance!

Cheers,



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Old 10-31-2001, 08:17 AM   #2
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Dont give up! he needs antiangiogenic agents and targeted therapy. a cholesterol and arthritis drug taken together may help. laser therapy will help local symptoms. immunotherapy should be tried. The people arent getting the good (advanced)stuff and its not right!

 
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