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How long will one having esophagus cancer with brain tumor live ?

Yes, my husband has esophogus cancer with mets to brain. most of the esophogus was removed in 2009. No recurrence. However the brain tumor will not go away. Removed surgically twice, radiated twice and oral chemo (temodor) did not work. Last treatment was Feb 2012 with another intravenous chemo and chemo pills.............2 weeks before 2nd treatment he had a very bad seizure . Round up in hospice. Doctors all agreed that no more treatments are advisable. I m just wondering how long he will have to linger in the state of partial vegetation......can t walk without assistance, doesn t want to eat much. Acting weirder by the day, mean to me, delusional. How much longer does he and family have to suffer? Doc that put him in hospice said days but now I m hearing weeks, even months.
Asked On : Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.

I understand your concern. Cancer not only affects patient, but family and close relatives also suffer. It looks like your husband has stage iv cancer with metastasis and he is in his final stages.

I am sorry, that you and your family have to suffer through the pain. However it would not be possible to clearly predict the expectancy in any state.

In my clinical experience, having associated with a few oncology cases, in similar cases, patients do not survive for more than a few week to a month. Discuss with your doctor to ensure his condition and suffering improves with adequate medication and supportive measures.

I am sorry for this situation and I hope you and your family are able to bear with it.

Wishes and Prayers
Answered: Wed, 4 Apr 2012
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