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Terminal esophageal cancer

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My dad was terminally diagnosed with this cancer a few months ago- given 6 months. Had spread to his lymph nodes also. The first round of chemo nearly killed him and he decided to stop, however the CAT scan he had following this showed amazing results so he started again on a lower dose which he has had one round of, but today they have said he needs to get his white blood cells up before they give him another round of chemo. Does this still make it terminal or does it just possibly prolong it? Apparently his doctor at Christie's was was amazed at the results and I just don't know what to think without prying too much.

Any help or info appreciated

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Sorry to hear you’re going through the same. Sounds like my dad. First round of chemo wasn’t good but he’s picked up enough and having second round as we speak but at a lower dose. He doesn’t have a scan till 20th so hopefully all this has been for something. Just don’t seem to get any answer and find myself reading everything which isn’t always a good thing to do. Hope your dad has a good outcome. 

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Hi and welcome to the online community 

That's great news that your dad has recently had amazing results from his chemotherapy.

Could I suggest that you join the oesophagus cancer group where you can benefit from sharing experiences with others who have this type of cancer.

To join just click on the link I've created and then choose 'join this group' on the page that opens. You can then introduce yourself and post your question after selecting 'start a discussion' and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.

When you have a minute it would be really useful if could pop something about your dad's journey so far into your profile as it helps others when answering or looking for someone with a similar diagnosis. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Edit Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.


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