Jul 03, 2010 - 8:09 am
I am doing research for my sister and her family, we are all devastated.
My brother-in-law, a Vietnam Vet, was just diagnosed with advanced stage of squamous cell esophageal cancer that has spread to his lymp nodes and his spine. One doctor told him it is not operable. This has all come as a shock to us since he just started to have symptoms a little over 3 weeks ago with acid reflux. He is not a smoker, drinks beer some but not hard liquor or a heavy drinker. He was in Vietnam in area that was heavily sprayed with Agent Orange.
The doctor told him he is a candidiate for radiation and chemo.
I need help with some questions please.
Has anyone gone through this and survived it with the radiation & chemo treatments?
What can we expect with this type of treatments?
They live in Florida the (Tampa Bay Area) does anyone know of any doctors in this area that has been successful in treating this type of advanced cancer?
Thank you in advance for any and all help.