Hi everybody, just joined the club. I was diagnosed following an endoscopy 4 weeks ago. Since then I've had CT, PET, Ultra sound endoscopies, ECG and breath tests etc.
They have staged me at 2 with some 3 at the bottom. I have been informed I have to have chemotherapy first and then Surgery. I am seeing the surgeons on friday with a view to a laproscopy next monday.I have not spoken to the oncologist yet.
Having been told that the scans appeared to show no spread I was feelling confident I could beat this but the surgeons UGI nurse, who arranged for me to speak to the surgeon, did tell me that only 1 in 3 make it to 5 years so am now very deflated.
Any words of wisdom?