Sep 16, 2005 - 10:11 am
My father has been having trouble with swallowing, specifically meat, for a while now, probably close to a year. He is a heavy smoker and drinker, which I have read is a major contributer to this type of cancer, for obvious reasons. He does not take care of himself, never goes to the doctor. I know what the symptoms are, and he has some, but if he truly has this, and he goes untreated, how long would he had to live and is it painful? I'm really worried. I just don't think I can get him to go see anyone. Thanks for any information.