Aug 11, 2013 - 11:17 pm
Hello all. My father was diagnosed last week with Stage 3 Adenocarcinoma. The docs said that it has traits of both a stomach and esophageal cancer. He has some swollen nodes around the esophagus and one in his chest, but they have not metastasized. We meet on Monday with the Oncologist to discuss our action plan further, but they plan to start radiation 5 days a week for 6 weeks and chemo as well. After that time, we are looking to have an esophageal resection.
From your experience, what should I be asking the doctors? I am trying to not spend too much time on the internet researching because the news seems to be old and not that positive. We want to know how to BEAT THIS.
We are all scared, VERY shaken, especially since he really had no signs leading up to it but some minor heartburn the last few weeks (he went to the doc who put him on antacid meds).
Thanks for your help!