My brother had his first endoscopy 5 weeks ago because he had a blockage in his gullet and couldn’t swallow food or fluids. He had lost 2 stone in weight. Endoscopy identified ‘suspicious mass’. 3 weeks in hospital for investigations confirmed T3 N2 M0 diagnosis at junction of stomach and oesophagus. Only discharged after JJ feeding tube fitted. Now a further 2 weeks at home on feeding tube. He has had PET scan and cardio test but still no sign of treatment starting. He is expecting to have chemo prior to surgery. So question is... how common is it to have to wait 5weeks plus before chemo starts?
Obvious he is getting anxious thinking that the longer it is left the worse the prognosis will be.
Appreciate any other similar experiences