• My Father is diagnosed with esophageal cancer last month and Doctors the cancer is at his last stage means stage 4 as it has spread to liver

    Asked by Anonymus on Wednesday, March 6, 2019

    My Father is diagnosed with esophageal cancer last month and Doctors the cancer is at his last stage means stage 4 as it has spread to liver

    Doctors are saying they cannot do surgery and if goes for chemo or radiology his health will deterote furthermore ant to know is there any survival who had these type of diagnosis .

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    • cllinda's Avatar
      cllinda

      I'm sorry to hear this. And I can understand why they don't want to do chemo or radiation. It makes someone like your dad very sick and they probably want him to live out his days not dealing with the side effects of chemo or radiation. Sometimes, it's best to listen to the doctors even when we don't want to. Hugs as you go through this with your dad. Remember the good times.

      3 months ago
    • chiefomni's Avatar
      chiefomni

      For esophGeal cancer Mets they are using immunotherapy at some of the major cancer centers to handle this cancer. Contact Dr Jangigian at Memorial SLoan Kettering CC in New York.

      3 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar
      LiveWithCancer

      I am sorry to hear this. I would ask for a second opinion before giving up.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Nine years ago I recieved the same diagnosis. The Dr.s said my tumor was too large and had spread to my stomach. All they could do was "make me comfortable" I had about 4-9 months to live. It just happened my brother took me to the appointment which was to plan for hospice. My I was not thinking at the time. But my brother called time out and said we should have my nephew give a second opinion. My nephew is a primary care Dr. We sent my medical records to my nephew. That night he called back to say that one of his patients was a member of a team doing innovative surgery and she would love to take me as a patient. That was on March 19 2010
      Moral of the story get a second opinion
      Sending prayers your way

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      Oh by the way I have gone on to beat another nasty cancer and am in the process of defeating a third.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      When I asked about my liver, my oncologist told me there are procedures or treatments they can do on a cancerous liver. I've also been told your liver can regenerate if part of it is removed. Obviously any of that would depend on the patient's condition, but I wanted to mention it.

      My cancer isn't in my liver yet, but is adjacent to my liver, so I wanted to anticipate. Best wishes.

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      I recommend a second opinion. If I were him and was not too thin, I would rather try to put up with the side effects of the treatments even if I didn't complete them, if I could extend my life.

      3 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar
      BoiseB

      I am of the same mind as Barbara. I was 98 pounds when I started Chemo and 94 pounds when I went for surgery. My cancer never spread to my liver it spread to my ovaries The whole process was tricky but I felt it was worth it what did I have to lose?

      3 months ago
    • chiefomni's Avatar
      chiefomni

      The second opinion should be from a leading cancer center

      3 months ago
    • BarbarainBham's Avatar
      BarbarainBham

      Anonymus, there's a lot you didn't tell us, including your state in your profile, but in case you need a list of NIH National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Centers, I'm giving you a link to a list by state with phone numbers to make an appointment. They deliver cutting edge treatments to cancer patients and are part of a U.S. Government agency. You don't have to have your treatments there if you think it's too far, but it's worth travelling once and asking them to review your dad's medical records and examine him to get their opinion on the latest and best treatments for him, including any research not available to the general public yet.
      https://www.cancer.gov/research/nci-role/cancer-centers/find

      Our of town patients can call the American Cancer Society for assistance, as they provide lodging and transportation to treatments at no charge for cancer patients and one companion in towns having a Hope Lodge funded by the ACS. The American Cancer Society helps cancer patients with many problems, so give them a call. It'll help to talk to them to learn about their services..

      We're also ready to assist you here on WhatNext, so don't hesitate to ask for information from us. Wishing you and your dad the best.

      3 months ago

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