Question by o01230o: Esophagus/Stomach Cancer from Alcholism?
My dad is an alcholic, he drinks mostly liquor. We dont live nearby each other, but keep in touch. I found out last night he has stepped down to beer (and is going through withdraws) because of esophagus/stomach cancer “masses” lining his insides.
He went to the doctor due to “Acid reflux” in which he had for years (I can even remember him having is a good 10 years ago before my parents for divorced) but the “acid reflux” had gotten worse; the doc was able to detect it as symptomology towards his metastizing cancer.
Does anyone have any insight on this type of cancer related to alcoholism? I have tried to do my google research, and any insights or anwsers regarding this type of cancer will be welcomed.
Thanks in advance.
Thanks dufu but there are varibales that hinder that possibility-like he lives in another country heh.
And thanks Quick, I was under the impression that there wasnt much that could be done, but I wanted to hear it so I wasnt all assumatory.
Jill-yeah he is not in very good health.
Thanks for all those details pink
Answer by dufu
Try calling your dad’s MD and leave your number for him to call you and them he can answer all your questions. Make sure your dad has your name on the hippa form. THis is a privacy form that patients lists names of people that the doctor is allowed to give medical info to regarding the patient. If your name is not on his form they won’t be able to give you any info even though you are his daughter. If you aren’t on the form all you need to do is have your dad call the doctors office and tell them to add your name. Best wishes to you and your dad.
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