Dear Doctor, My cousin of 75 years has been diagnosed with oesophagous cancer. He had lost quite lot of weight. He has had two chemo sessions to shrink tumour,- does this mean it was of long standing? It was then removed surgically He has not yet been told whether he is to have further chemo sessions. The consultants say they will know in about 2 weeks from operation date. Is this a 'bad sign'; would they not know the extent of the cancer from initial tests that were done, or at least from the time of the operation itself? We are very concerned for him and would be grate for your opinion.