Apr 22, 2013 - 7:18 pm
Hi Stage iv EC patients and caregivers,
My husband diagnosed with stage iv EC Dec. 2011 has only received chemo to date, his recent PET scan showed no visible mets, however the esophageal wall has thickened, he has some intermittent swallowing problems, not major, still able to eat on his own.
The oncologist recommends radiation to shrink the primary tumour site and then look at surgery.
The surgeon said he would not perform surgery on a 70 year old male, but for my husband in his 50s, he said there is hope and would like to operate.
What has been your experience and your thoughts on this?