Jul 05, 2009 - 10:33 am
My husband, 68, was recently diagnosed with the Esophagogastric junction cancer, which involves both the esophagus and stomach/cardia. We go tomorrow for staging and to have a consultation with a thoracic surgeon. We have met with the medical oncologist last week and have scheduled many appointments for tests, etc.
I have read lots on the internet, but it is my understanding that this combination adenocarcinoma is uncommon.
Can anyone help me with any information or where to get some good caregiver help. Does anyone know about the painful aspects of this kind of cancer. He is already on limited soft diet awaiting these PET/CAT scan tests.
In 3 weeks, he has lost 20 pounds, has no apetite, and doesn't really want to eat. Any suggestions as to what he could eat.?????
My thoughts and prayers are with each and all of you... This is a new experience with me. He has always been very healthy, with the exception of the emphysema he has.
My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org if anyone would like to communicate direct... I am so hungry for INFORMATION and to have an idea of what to expect.
So glad I found this site... thanks, Ruthie