Jun 11, 2012 - 10:35 am
Good morning. I stumbled upon this site while researching information prior to an ultrasound endoscopy that my guy is having on Thursday. He's had two endoscopies, the last which biopsied two suspicious areas, and the results coming back positive for a malignancy. Right now we are in the wait and worry stage, as he can't have the ultraound til the end of the week. His gastro guy said there was a "fragment" of cancer? What the heck? A fragment? That sounds so misleading... either you have cancer or you don't just like you aren't a "little bit pregnant"! The gastro guy also told him to start thinking about having surgery, either at Hopkins or Maryland. (We live in the Baltimore area).
Accurate information is sketchy at the moment. We've been told that it most likely was found at the juncture of the esophahgus and stomach. Again, Thursday will be the gold standard, we'll know exactly what we're dealing with then.
Dave has had a history of acid reflux, is a former smoker (heavy) but not a drinker. He has not lost weight prior to this Dx, and is not having problems swallowing. Our fervent hope is that we've caught this early.\
I'm a cancer survivor myself (Hodgkins lympohma) but it looks like that was childs play compared to this. I do know my way around the medical field, and will advocate long and hard for the best possible care.
With limited information I've given, does anyone have any words of wisdom, thoughts or suggestions prior to Thursday? I appreciate any insight you can give. Thanks so much!