Oesophageal cancer surgery

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Oesophageal cancer surgery

My husband will have his tumor removed this week.

 

He has been on tube feeds since September 2018, has had six rounds of chemo and six weeks of radiology.

 

His tumor has spread to a couple of lymph nodes to the left. He has Andrecarcinoma metatastic with unknown primary.

 

Has anyone had dealings with this? What should Iexpect when he comes home? Your advice would be appreciated Smiley Happy

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Re: Oesophageal cancer surgery

Morning @Cathyedu and welcome, I am hoping your husband's surgery went well this week or is going well if it is today he was having his tumour removed.

 

This is a handy book about what you can expect with any cancer surgery and afterwards.

 

Has there been any indication of how long he will be in hospital post-surgery?

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His surgery was on Wednesday. Went very well in ICU, now on the ward. He's feeling some pain and discomfort and having the NG tube is as annoying as ever. I dont know the outcome from surgery other than all went really well. Assume the Consultant will talk to us at follow up in March. Hopefully home Wednesday next week.
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Sorry I forgot to thank you in the last post. I have read the information but I wonder if anyone is in a similar situation who would like to share their journey as a wife and carer.

Many thanks

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