My father 53 has recently (Feb.18th)been diagnosed with esophageal cancer (Adenocarcinoma).So far it seems to be a non-metastasis cancer and we're still waiting for the ultrasound results for any signs of affected lymph nodes. My father is presently schedule for a laparoscopy plus biopsie on monday the 11th under general anasth..if the test shows that there is no invaded lymph nodes an esophagectomy will be performed right away---I'M really concerned
the doctor said that the surgery is pretty delicate (removal of the tumor and part or all of the esophageal tube.)I did some research concerning minimally invasive surgery and a considerant faster recovery compare to open chest surgery., but unfortunatly it does'nt seem to be available in my area (Montreal, Canada)Please anyone who would have any infos concerning Minimally invasive surgery available in my area would be appreciated- My father is now facing the biggest challenge of his life and know that i have to be supportive more than ever to overcome that battle. Worries , feelings and concerns make my family's life very difficult .
We do need emotional support , encouraging stories and similar experiences of esophageal cancer survivors who overcame that disease.