stormwatch Posted February 19, 2007 Share Posted February 19, 2007 Hi all, Day before yesterday my 85-year old dad got the diagnosis of lung cancer with mets to the ribs... He is scheduled for a bone scan and the Doc's will try to recover some cancer cells from his ribs, via his esophagus... I am heartbroken... Anyone know what that test is called, the one where they try to scrape cells of ribs via the esophagus??? He is 85, he will not take chemo, but, what are the side effects of radiation to ribs??? (for pain) Is it worth it??? He is in pain, but not horribly... Sorry, I am sure this is disjointed, but so am I just now... I lost a brother two years ago to cancer, my dad had lost his dad and all his siblings to cancer... I hate this disease, but have loved all the people who got to deal with it... More than any of them, I love my dad... Thanks for listening. Stormwatch Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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