Nov 15, 2010 - 7:53 pm
My dad was just recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. They have done a CAT scan, esophageal ultrasound and a PET scan. So far, all they have told us is that it is T3N0. He was supposed to start chemo today, but he had the PET scan on Thursday last week and they have decided to biopsy the lymph nodes that may or may not have cancer from what they saw on the PET scan. I am very confused about this whole process. The oncologist told my dad that they should not have done the CAT scan or the ultrasound, because they are not necessary. I don't know what to believe anymore. They still have not told him what stage the cancer is, but from what I can find, it looks to be stage 2. Can anyone help me make sense of what these early steps are and what we should be asking the doctor? Any help would be must appreciated.