Jan 25, 2012 - 10:04 pm
I normally am on the Esophegeal cancer forum, but have a question you guys may be able to help me with.
My dad is 62 years old. On Dec. 1st he learned that he had Stage 2 Esophegeal cancer. He had surgery to remove the esophagus. He met with his Oncologist (Dr. Noble, Sudbury, ON Canada) for the first time on January 11th. It was in this appointment that my dad thought he was going to be told when he could start chemo and radiation. But to his (and our) suprize, he was told that his PET scan shows activity in the hip area, and the Oncologist wants to run another scan to see if the activity in the hip has progressed. If it has, it's cancer. If it hasn't, it could be damaged tissue from when my dad had polio as a child. The Oncologist said that if it is cancer in the hip, my dad can go ahead with radiation, but not chemo...and basically we would be keeping him comfortable until he passes. So, from what I understand, if you have cancer in your hip...you don't have a fight? That doesn't seem right to me. Anybody have any insight to offer? He gets another scan this friday, and the results will be reviewed next wednesday (feb.1st). Let's PRAY there is no cancer in the hip!!!
Thanks everyone, sorry for the long babble!