Poor Post Op Pathology Report
I hope that some of you can help who may have been in the same situation as we encountered today. My husband was diagnosed in September with T3,N1,M0 cancer of the oesophagus. He had 6 weeks pre-op chemo and then the op on 3rd January. The surgeon thought all had gone well but said the team had recommended post op chemo for mopping up micro-scopic cells. We went to see the oncologist today feeling quite positive but got a real shock when he said the pathology report was poor. The circumference margin was less than 1 mm and there were a total of 6 positive lymph nodes. He said post op chemo would not help us and they will only proceed with radiotherapy if the results of further scans are clear. So now begins another awful wait just like when he was first diagnosed.
Has anyone else found themselves in this position please?
Any advice welcome