Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
by Allison_Lane on Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:00 AM
by Eve52 on Fri Feb 09, 2007 12:00 AM
Don't be upset. My hisband is in the same boat. Had the chemo & radiation. Finished those treatments in the beginning of November, 2006. He had testing done today and everything is stable. Nothing has grown, nor is there anything new. Actuall ther has been more shrinkage. Hope this gives you hope. If you do receive the diet from someone could you foward it to me. I would love to review it. I am a dietitian. All my best wished to you & your family.
by Ladycordelia on Fri Mar 09, 2007 12:00 AM
by Minou on Mon Mar 12, 2007 12:00 AM
On 3/9/2007 Ladycordelia wrote:my soon to be husband was just diagnosed with stage 4 of esopheagal cancer,,,,,the dr said 4 months without chemo and maybe 1 1/2 year with chemo......we are devistated. was the chemo and the side effects bad. we are supposed to get married on the 17th of this month and his chemo is supposed to start on monday before that...we have been together 12 years and he is the love of my life and i know i have to be strong for him but it sure is hard and i know its going to get harder..he however is not dealing with this.... he does not want anyone to know ( his children) he said he wants no pity....i can understand that but i feel they have a right to know ...but he has asked me not to say anything......oh lord...i am just so confused and have so many things going thru my mind....he thinks he will be able to work and take chemo.....i think i'm going crazy
I know exactly how you feel..I am deeply in love with this man and he just found out that he has eosophagus cancer, his doctor believed it is stage 2b and that it spread to his lymph node, but his radiologist is not so sure yet...he is going for a 2nd opinion on thursday..I pray that everything will go fine..it is surely very depressing to read about the survival rate...but I believe that a good state of mind help them survive this...I try to make him laugh and keep him busy thinking about other thing than cancer...I wish you friend reconsider telling his family..they deserve to know..he will need their support
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