norme Posted May 14, 2003 Share Posted May 14, 2003 My husband, age 70 was found to have Adenacarcinoma of the left upper lobe on 7/31/02. Was operated on 9/11/03, what a day... Cancer was found in the upper lobe but had to remove the whole lung because of the location of the two cancers. He has had chemo and radiation treatments after this operation. When that ended, he started having trouble with his hand shaking and his balance. Mets to the brain and 10 more radiation treatments. Started having trouble swallowing. Had swallowing test but it showed no radiation burn to cause the problem my spouse was having. You see, he can swallow and have no trouble in the upper part of the esophagitis. His pain is down right before it hits the stomach. Swallowing really gets bad there. He just got over another 10 radiation treatments to the rib area for cancer was found in the bones. Again, he could not eat for over three weeks. Swallowing hurt to bad again down at the same area. About three days ago he started eating Vegetable soup, about two cups a day and that is all he can get down. Has anyone out there had this problem. Medicines were tried but nothing helps. Pain med takes away his breath so cannot stop pain in this area. Have been through my mom and dad and brother who all had nsclc but none had this problem. They had eating problems because of nausea, not pain down in the esophagitis. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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