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    Wow so much has happened in such a short time. Stage IV esophagus cancer with mets to the brain. My hubby had the brain tumor taken out, his chemo port put in, and a pec feeding tube. Now we are dealing with the non operable esphageal cancer. He is getting radiation 5 days a week of which he has had twice so far. starting Monday he will begin chemo once a week with a combination of Cisplatin & Irinotecan for about 5 1/2 hours each chemo session, for 6 weeks. When this is finished they will go back and start radiation on the brain. He is staying so positive and our family will do whatever we need to do to help him through this. It has definately been a rollercoaster ride. I am very grateful for his medical team being so proactive, acting quickly to start fighting this. We are very fortunate that he has a great medical team surrounding him!

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      GregP_WN

      We wish him swift and easy treatments and quick recovery! Stay tuned in here to let us know about how it's going, and of course ask at anytime you need anything

      over 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): He is starting chemo on New Years Eve a combination of Cisplatin and Irinotecan once a week for 5 and half hours, for the next 6 weeks.

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    Radiation (External radiation )

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    Procedure or Surgery (Brain Tumor removed)

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    My husband was just diagnosed with a brain tumor in the right occipital area last monday. On Wednesday they removed a golf ball sized tumor they say metastisized, and originated from the esophagus/stomach area. He had a lot of edema on the brain because of the tumor. His periphial vision and depth perceiption has been affected. After 2 weeks they said they will start radiation on the brain and he has an appointment with the onocologist on Wednesday after the patholgy report comes in to start further testing on the esophagus/stomach. This is all new to us and everything is happening so fast. I want to be as supportive and positive as possible because I believe my husband is in for a fight and will need a very supportive atmosphere around him. Any info or what questions we should start asking would be very helpful. Thank you!

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): Monday after Thanksgiving, they found a brain tumor, which originated from the esophagus. They took the brain tumor out. Esophagus ended up being stage 4 non-operable. Port has been put in, feeding tube last week. Radiation starts after Christmas and Chemo Starts on New Years Eve.