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  • Forum Post: My lovely 81 year old Mum given 3-6 months. Devastated

    Having lost my gorgeous Dad to bowel cancer 12 weeks ago, we got the horrible news a couple of weeks ago that my lovely Mum (who is 81) has advanced stage cancer of the gullet. She just got out of hospital yesterday having had a stent fitted, but the doctor took me aside to say that she's too...
  • Forum Post: Stable results after EOX. Husband wants a break in treatment, I'm worried.

    Hiya all, We received my husband Russells scan results yesterday and we were told that after three infusions of EOX that his cancer of oesophagus and lung secondaries, are the same, no bigger, no smaller. So he has decided to have a six week break from Chemo, although he was supposed to be having...
  • Forum Post: It's back with a vengenace

    I haven't posted for ages. I won't bore you with details here (but have updated profile). Hubby's OC is back (4cm but no apparent spread 'scope showed) and begins chemo (3rd time lucky...) on Monday (31st), docetaxol this time; oncologist has said it's palliative but hubby says "it...
  • Forum Post: TORN

    Thankyou all so much for advice and support Russell is going down hill fast my daughter has been fantastic this dreadful situation has made her grow up............She was 19 last wednesday.I've always been able to talk to her and we've discussed the option of Russell coming home i still take...
  • Forum Post: Feel so alone having a dreadful moment

    As i sit here writing this i'm in tears,feel sooo lonely.My husband was diagnosed with OC in march this year.He had 3 lots of chemo was scanned after the third, the results seemed positive he was responding to treatment.Since then (end of july) he has dramatically gone down hill and been in constant...
  • Forum Post: Re: Carers & Caring...

    Hi All, I'm new to the site, and I’ve spent a few evenings reading posts on this forum. My dad was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer on 23rd April after a gastric endoscopy, which showed a tumour is obstructing his oesophagus . The biopsy confirmed it was cancerous. He has since had a stretch...
  • Forum Post: Encouraging news when OC surgery impossible

    I haven't posted for a while but thought I would share some news that I hope will give encouragement to those who, like my husband, cannot have the surgery (see my earlier blogs/posts). It's a year this month since diagnosis. Radical radiochemo finished end this Feb & a subsequent CT was...
  • Forum Post: Re: radical radiochemo aftermath :(

    Thanks for your thoughts Crystal, Steve & Charlotte. Thanks for the Christie link; true it didn't tell me anything we didn't know but it was kinda comforting to read that all Philip's side effects are known and usual. In the cool of the evening (a song coming on?) I know that, compared...