Aug 09, 2010 - 12:47 pm
My brother's esoophageal cancer has met to his liver. He's been through one round of chemo, about 12 weeks, that reduced the esophageal tumor by 25%, but didn't phase the liver tumors; in fact, they increased as of the last pet scan 3 weeks ago. The oncologist then started him on a regimen of chemo aimed at the liver tumors, and also is referring him to MD Anderson in Houston, TX. The newest round of chemo is making him so very sick. He's throwing up, has diaharea (sp?), so exhausted and losing hope. He has a regimen of natural supplements prescribed by the naturopath who is working with the oncologist, but stopped taking them because he thought they were making him sick. It's taking a long time to get the referral going, and I don't know how to help him!
Does anyone have any suggestions?