Dec 11, 2000 - 1:37 pm
Hi. I'm new to this group, but I was wondering if anyone could give me some information about the effects of radiation on the esophagus? My mother has had cancer for years (at least 15+). It began as breast cancer, but has manifested in several different areas of her body. The most recent, she has developed a tumor in her throat area. The position makes it impossible to operate and she's refused chemotherapy this time. She had radiation treatment several months ago & it now appears that her esophagus has "shrunk" as a result of the treatment and scar tissue. Her doctors are attempting to dialate her esophagus, but my questions to the group are....
1. Has anyone else experienced this?
Any advice would be appreciated.