Oct 31, 2012 - 6:19 am
Have decided to post after lurking for a couple of weeks on a site which I never expected to have to use, so here goes! My husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer a number of weeks ago. We are still in the staging process, but we know it is located in the lower part of the esophageous with some extension into the stomach. CT scan carried out on day of endoscopy was clear for lungs; liver, etc. We were referred to a hospital which is a Center of Excellenec for GI cancers (we are not US based, so apologies if terminology doesn't always apply in all jurisdictions). PET scan and laparoscopy followed. Then liver ultrasound and colonoscopy (today). We are due to meet back with consultant tomorrow. My husband is adopting a very positive perspective, and I am trying to follow his lead as best I can. I am worried that the PET has shown up some more issues, hence the follow up procedures, but I guess we will know soon enough. Thank you for reading thus far, and I admire all of your courage in the stories I have read, and hope I can be as strong for husband.