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Diagnosed with esophageal cancer, underwent chemo, hands cold, shaking, dizzy. Is cancer spreading?

My husband has been diagnosed with stage 3 esophigal cancer - he went through a chemo/ radiation combo ttreatment - The PET scan shows that the cancer is still there - the chemo almost killed him. He has elected to not have any additional his hands are always cold & shaking - he forgets words & is often very dizzy - he actually passed out yesterday.....are these signs that the cancer is spreading?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Esophageal cancer first spreads to local structures then at distant organ. The symptoms you have mentioned may have different causes but forgetfulness , feeling dizzy should be carefully investigated. His baseline blood investigation to be done and a brain imaging ( CT brain) may be helpful. Consult your oncologist.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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