Jan 12, 2014 - 11:03 pm
Right before Christmas my dad, 90 years young was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. It is the AC type, associated with his Barrett's esophagus. His pet scan showed no other effected areas, thank goodness. His tumor is small and low in his esophagus. His doctors discussed radiation and chemo at the same time but are just going with radiation due to his age. He is in good health, otherwise, walks every day. My mom was told to fatten him up because he may have a hard time eating by the end of 5 1/2 weeks radiation. Tomorrow is day 1. From reading some of your posts, I see eating is an issue during treatment. Can anyone tell me about how many treatments they had before the side effects appeared?
Thanks for any advice/comments. I have been on the colorectal board for 5 years and folks are so caring. I can see it is the same here.