Hi everyone, I am reaching out on this forum to see whether anyone here or a loved one has had experience with stenting for oesophageal cancer. My dad is currently undergoing treatment, however surgery is not an option for him so symptom management is where we are at. It has been an intense rollercoaster. He is still having chemo but the surgeons have suggested inserting a stent to assist with his dypshagia (difficulty swallowing). He is on feeds through a tube at the moment and is only able to tolerate sips of fluid. I guess my question is whether anyone or their loved one has had a stent inserted and what their experience was? Did it improve quality of life or were there any complications? I have been reading on other forums with mixed responses and we are just very unsure which path to take at this point. I would appreciate any information, stories or advice.
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