My older brother, Matt, has been recently diagnosed with gastroesophogeal adenocarcinoma. Or, cancer in his stomach and esophagus. It's stage 3. It is curable, but it's a tough cancer to beat. It's going to be a long, hard road. He's young, only 33, so his age is a huge positive in his fight.
If you want to follow along, Matt's blogging about it all here. This is their family blog, but he made a cancer section. So if you want to follow all his updates, here is his family blog link.
I snapped a few pics to document the happenings. This is our first walk of many into the John Stoddard Cancer Center at Methodist Hospital in Des Moines. That's Matt, Mom, and his Dad heading to the right.
Checked by the nurse. This is Matt's wife Becky.
This is the second appointment. Meeting with the oncologist and going over his PET scan.