I too am new to this site. My father-in-law is going for his first round of chemo today. He is 72, in good health other than stage? advanced tumor in lower esophagus. I am the only source of advice/research he has other than the Dr., so I'm trying to get as much info as possible.
Meeting today with the oncologist prior to Xeloda and Oxaliplatin infusions today followed by two weeks of pills - epirubicin. He's scheduled to go every 3 weeks for 3 rounds. Then surgery. We live in Minnesota and it's very cold so I am worried about the side effects of the oxaliplatin. I've read that l-glutamine helps but would like more info...how much to take? Take it now as he's starting the chemo? Where do I get it for him?
Thanks and I am very impressed with everything I've read on this site!