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On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 Trent had an endoscopy to look at why he had been having some discomfort swallowing food for the last month or two. A 2 inch tumor was found at the EG Junction (which is where your stomach and esophagus meet). A biopsy returned the result that it is a malignant adenocarcinoma. The CAT scan results taken on Wednesday the 31st showed that there does NOT appear to be any "obvious" spread into nearby lymph nodes, and the tumor isn't even particularly visible on the scan.
We also are preparing for the birth of our second child, a boy in mid-July! The first meeting with an oncologist at the University of Minnesota is on Monday afternoon, where we'll form a treatment plan. Best case scenario is that the CAT scan is backed up and that the tumor is exclusively located inside the esophagus, which from what we understand will be the best result we can hope for now. We are using this site to update friends and family on Trent's progress. Many of you have already asked how you can help, so we will update that here as well. Thank you all for your support.