Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Golden on Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:00 AM
by Anewdawn on Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:00 AM
by Sak58 on Fri Feb 03, 2006 12:00 AM
by Queenbee on Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:00 AM
by Sak58 on Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:00 AM
by Star29 on Fri Mar 24, 2006 12:00 AM
by Jackieg on Sun Jan 07, 2007 12:00 AM
On 2/3/2006 Sak58 wrote:Gabby, Treatment is the key. I was Diag Apr 22, 2005 - Stage 4 (5cm tumor in esophagus and upper stomach with Mets to the liver. I underwent 12 sessions of chemo (Oxaliplatin, Lukavoarn, 5FU, avastin), visited MD Anderson for tests, and am completing 6 weeks of chemo/radiation (Cisplatin, avastin, 5FU) on Feb 24, 2006. My cancer is now undetectable. We are moving to a wait and scan method. Your dad can do this too, do not worry so much just show compassion as you can and love as you see fit. I am young, 47, which is in my favor. I have a wonderful support group consisting of my wife and five children then furthering itself by my mother, sister and her family. You have to give your father something to strive for. For me, I just refuse to give up. My prayes are with you, Steve
my dad was dx on thursday with stage 4 esophageal cancer with met to liver. liver looks bad doc says. really not much hope. he says just pallative measures. we won't accept that. going for 2nd opinion to roswell in buffalo. everything i read confirms what dr, told dad. but you have given me a glimmer of hope. i hope you are still fighting and surviving, but your story here no matter what happened still has at least given us a bit of hope. this was very unexpected and devastating news. dad is 73 and although he has had minor health issues he had been in fairly good health. he is a 5 yr survivor of bladder cancer. doc says this tumor is a new cancer. please if you can offer some more feedback. i hope god is taking care of you each day. god bless. jackie
by emmashu on Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:00 AM
My father in-law was diagnosed this week with esophageal, liver and stomach cancer. He is 75.
I am so sorry to hear about your father. Did your father respond to treatment?
On 1/21/2006 Golden wrote:Hello,I am in shock,with my fathers diagnoses last Thursday, of Esophageal,Liver and Stomach cancer. Words just cannot describe how I am feeling,I am wondering when I will be woken up from this horrible nightmare.Wondering if anyone can help me,I have done my utmost since the news, by providing my parents with information, sympathy and lots and lots of love during this awful time,but I am now feeling incredibly guilty,as my dad had been complaining of tirednessfor a while, and feeling off colour. He did go to the doctor and doctors did do blood tests, which failed to reveal this awful disease, I feel angry at the doctor and myself for not being assertive enough at the time and demanding he have further tests etc. I am a single parent of two children, and work full time, and recently have not had the time to visit my parents. I feel that is all my fault, and through my own passivity this has occurred. Please help, Gabby..
by michellenj on Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:00 AM
this is wonderful news!! how are you doing now?? i am a c aretaker to my boyfriend that was diagnosed with same. chemo starts next week and im scared. he has mets to the liver as well.. all other organs are clear. what am i to expect.. i would appreciate any words of encouragement!!! michelle- nj
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