My dad died about 12 months ago from oesophageal cancer, the success rate is not high at all, we were told it had been caught early only to be told that when they opened him up it was a lot further on than they'd thought. The operation was followed by endless complications. He was diagnosed in the August, went in at the end of November and should have been home by Christmas, he didn't leave hospital til April. I visited him in hospital every week. He couldn't eat, drink or speak for the majority of the time. He died quite unexpectedly in July, we all thought he was getting better. The only small comfort is that he died before he was gripped by liver cancer.
(Original post by that_one)
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone had any experiences with this type of cancer? My Dad is in the process of being diagnosed, they've found the tumour and we are waiting to find out if it has spread, but being a biology student I have done my research and the outcome isnt good for 90%+ of people.
I know it sounds horrible but I have kind of accepted fate, the worst possible fate too and it isnt even all confirmed yet (my boyfriend says its my denial coping mechanism..?)
Basically I think I was just wondering if many people had experienced this with family/friends as its not a common cancer and my family aren't exactly the talking/sharing type of family
All my best wishes and I really hope your dad pulls through, stay positive. Feel free to PM me if you need support or someone to talk to.
Last edited by hippieglitter; 24-06-2012 at 21:11.