Jan 23, 2013 - 12:58 pm
My dad was diagnosed with EC in August 2012. The tumor is located at the GE junction and was almost 2 inches in size. He was a very strong, active, healthy 65 year old with no symptoms, not even acid reflux. He started having pain in his stomach in July 2012, and was treated for acid reflux. He ended up in the ER in August due to the pain and was diagnosed then. At this point, the cancer remains to be the tumor and in various lymph nodes. He has been on chemo since September 2012, every 3 weeks, with a couple of breaks, once due to pneumonia and once due to a rash. Overall, he has done very well with it, the last PET scan in early November revealed that everything appeared to be shrinking. He is scheduled for another PET scan in the morning and we should know the results tomorrow afternoon. He lives in WV, and has an oncologist here for his treatment and he also sees a wonderful doctor at MD Anderson in Houston, TX every three months or so.
We are hopeful that the cancer will continue to shrink and he could possibly be a candidate for surgery. More than anything, we are thankful to God, and praise Him for the positive news that we have gotten so far and my dad's tolerance to the chemo.
Any advice, feedback and prayers would be greatly appreciated.