May 04, 2003 - 12:13 am
I'm new here, but have bene reading your posts for a while. My 66-year-old father was diagnosed with esoph cancer 16 months ago. He had surgery 14 months ago to remove his esoph and part of his stomach. No radiation or chemo after the surgery. The problem is that he never stopped losing weight, even after recovering from the surgery. They thought it was because of a stricture, and they've done dilation twice, but it brought no relief. Last week they diagnosed a new tumor - it's outside the esophagus, and is pressing against his larnyx and thyroid. They plan to start radiation soon, and possible surgery after that.
PS: Has anyone else had a second tumor after the first was surgically removed? And I wonder if this new tumor is still considered a primary site, or if it is secondary (and thus has metastacized)?