Hi everyone, I have been lurking until now as we knew my dad had cancer of the oesophagus but no more until today. Sadly it is stage 4 Adenocarcinoma which has spread to the liver and lymph nodes. They wish to start chemo in about 10 days which will be 4 hours at hospital for 2 drugs via IV once every 3 weeks and then tablets to take twice a day in between. Initially 6 cycles with a CT scan after 3 cycles to see what effect it is having. Dad had a stent put in last Thursday and he been in a lot of pain every since. He's hardly eaten, lost a lot of weight (over about a 2 month period, not just because of the stent) and I'm really scared that this is not a good starting point for chemo. They have done another swallow test today just and confirmed the stent is fine, it's just having to "get used to it"!! Got a lot more pain relief now and anti sickness (all in liquid form).
My dad is 73 and was fine until he felt a blockage in his windpipe a couple of months ago. Totally devastating and frankly googling doesn't help!