Sep 17, 2011 - 11:58 am
My brother has stage III esophageal cancer. He has done 28 days of radiation and 24 days of chemo. He got a staff infection and had to stop the chemo but is now doing an IV of antibodies every day. He has the next pet scan on the 29th which is about 3 weeks after the radiation. Is this normal?
After the pet scan he will know if he's a canidate for surgery. He told us today he didn't think he wanted the surgery due to quality of life. So, I'm trying to find information to keep him encouraged. He's very weak and can't hardly walk. He's sleeping 12-14 hours a day and they have him on the patch for pain. Apparently the patch is very strong and he is becoming very discouraged.
Can anyone share a positive story about Esophageal Cancer and how surgery will help. He is only 58 years old and doesn't need to give up now.
Thank you all and prayers to everyone!