Mar 08, 2013 - 4:56 am
My husband's cancer has spread and he has elected not to do anything further. Surgery is out due to the fact that it has spread and he doesn't want to do anymore chemo since the chemo will be more and harder than what he has done already. Our oncologists have told us that more chemo won't cure only prolong and could even hasten. Besides that the surgery would be very hard since it would require removal of his esophagus since the cancer was found at the cervical of his esophagus which is a rare place for cancer and has spread to his right lung. This was considered a second primary and not related to his laryngeal cancer of which he has been NED since his laryngectomy 2 years ago.
Right now he is feeling pretty good not much pain at all. Still gets out and goes. Our doctors have talked to me about calling in hospice and while I'm not against that, I just don't feel it is necessary at this point. And I also feel that if we call them in now, my husband will just give up right now and I want to give him a chance regarding changing his mind about further chemo.
Anyone been thru this and when do you need to call in hospice which will be in-home hospice care.
I hate this beast and it is a shame that a cure can't be found after all this time and money spent on research.