It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Cancer: Esophageal Message Board

Any advice for esophageal cancer?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-21-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 445
irisrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB Useririsrose HB User
Any advice for esophageal cancer?

My dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer a little over a month ago. After many tests, we have it staged at III with 2 lymph nodes involved. One in the actual tumor and one just above it.

My dad is 82yrs old, has lost 30lbs and is anemic. This particular oncologist (we'll be getting a second opinion) wants to do the full scope of treatment on my dad. Starting with chemo and radiation then the surgery (esophogeoectomy?) which I've read is pretty invasive. I don't think my father can survive this whole treatment. But I feel like this doctor just looks at it from a purely statistical standpoint and not a case by case situation.

I've been reading that chemo and radiation can be successful in treating this cancer alone. His is considered localized advanced (I believe) with no tumor outside of the esophageal wall causing restriction of food or swallowing problems.

So, my question is, has anyone had this cancer or known someone who has? I'm just trying to decide what we should have him do. Sounds like the treatment itself could kill him within a month.


Sponsors Lightbulb
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
I just found out i have Uterine cancer april08 Cancer: Uterine 39 05-28-2010 10:03 PM
Esophageal Cancer Spread to Liver bennykatemum993 Cancer: Esophageal 2 08-06-2009 09:24 AM
Advice re GERD/Esophageal cancer symptoms PhilJG Cancer: Esophageal 12 01-10-2009 01:20 PM
What should I do? need advice please londoner70 Acid Reflux / GERD 4 04-05-2008 02:38 PM
Protecting yourself from esophageal cancer....... Red60 Cancer: Esophageal 4 03-20-2008 02:53 PM
Esophageal Cancer texasgirl1107 Cancer: Esophageal 6 02-16-2007 09:36 PM
Esophageal cancer in 16 y/o? vs1988 Cancer: Esophageal 2 04-12-2005 06:39 AM
I NEED SUGGESTIONS/ Esophageal cancer feeding problem Lloyd Cancer: Esophageal 3 02-18-2005 12:15 AM
esophageal cancer please help me, please read tookind Cancer: Esophageal 2 02-07-2005 02:24 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:10 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!