Small trial suggests the scans might help, but experts aren't so sure
might i send you to this page.
it is all the detail you asked for.
My grandfather has passed but questions remain.
1. Towards the end of his time he was low on platelets and we could not seem to get them up. is this normal for someone who had radiation and syst platnium.
2. He had a stroke 6 hrs after being releaced from the hospital. is this common among people with esophogeal cancer.
3. is it possable that something could have been done to save him.
i just wa...
My grandfather passed away on 1/26/2013. He had undergone treatment at Johns Hopkins under the direction of Dr. Kelly.
I urge all of you who have the opton to have treatment with him to go elsewhere. He had a chance to try and save a dying man and looked the other way. He was doing a study for cancer treatment and unfortunately my grandfather did not fit into the nice little neat box he...
this is almost exactly identical to where my grandfathers is except it is also on the ribs and lower abdomin.
he lives in howard county right outside of colombia, i am up in Massachusetts in Northborough, right outside of worchester. The two main places we are looking at are around him in baltamore and up here around boston. he just keeps trying and hanging in there. i will be sure to let him know.
where is he undergoing treatment? i know some hospitals who have tomo, such as hopkins, have it but are unwilling to use it on much other than prostate cancer. I do know that the reason that a operation would stop would be because the doctors fear that if they operate, that the paitent would not be able to recover.
Please note i am not a doctor, have no medical expirence and am just a desperate family me...
chemo was stoped because it was
A. in effectivve,
B. causing more harm than good
C. the main tumor was shrunk via radiation and is no longer a threat.
all three apply
He has an appointment for a second oppinion next friday at st anges hospital in baltimore for a second oppinion and to look into tomo. the hope is to get rid of the bone mets now as they pose the biggest threat.
The cancer has spread onto the bones he had chemo and radiation but everything has stoped now. We are trying to find out about the possability of tomo therapy but we arent finding much. does any one know if tomo has been used to treat esophogeal cancer before.
I should add that Doctors have given him 3 to 6 months to live so i need help like now.
I do not have cancer but rather a dear loved one (grandfather) currently doing battle against cancer.
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