My Dad was diagnosed with late stage 3 oesophageal cancer with 2 impacts lymph nodes. Until today the plan was to undergo a 6 week session of radio & chemo, followed hopefully by surgery. Today, the results of an MRI showed something on the brain which shows the cancer has spread and that has become the priority - at this point they're looking at focusing on reducing the side of that rather than a cure for the oesophagus.
This has all happened extremely quickly (about 2 months since he first felt ill) so I'm quite new to this whole thing. He's 58 and otherwise in good health. While I understand the severity of this and the logic behind shifting focus to the brain and playing it from there I wanted to reach out for two things;
1. Advice on specialists in this field - Our medical team in Ireland is great but I'm curious if there's an exceptional doctor we should consider abroad.
2. Experience and advice on best practice - Has anyone gone through a similar diagnosis.
Again, I appreciate that this is a major blow to his initial diagnosis, and we'll learn more about his timeline in the coming days. I literally just got the news so wanted to get the ball rolling on research and addressing this in the best way.
Thanks in advance for any help