Re: Esophagus Cancer spread to Brain (Cerebellum)?
My Dad was 72. He passed away April 2011. He didn't last long after they confirmed that the cancer had spread to the brain. It was a shock to us because just in February he had a PET scan and they told him the cancer had not spread and that the chemo he was on was shrinking the tumor. He appeared to be doing very well then too. After it was found that my Dad had brain lesions, I asked him when he had this last PET scan whether it included his head. He said no it was only from the neck down. I think the last time he had a PET scan that included his head was maybe September or October the prior year.
In my opinion, going from what my parents told me, my Dad's oncologist was not experienced with cases of esophageal cancer. I kept telling them to seek another opinion but they liked this doctor. I think it is very important from the get go in battling cancer to ask the oncologist how may patients have they treated with this type of cancer. Please make sure your Dad is seeing someone very experienced with esophageal cancer.