After three gastroscopes and dilatations, and one biopsy, Dad and I have just found out from GI surgeon that biopsy indicates cancer. GI doc advised against cancer treatment given advanced age. Rather, he proposes to maintain Dad's quality of life by performing monthly scopes and dilatations to keep esophagus open. We have appointment with family doc tomorrow to get more advice, details and a second opinion. I tend to agree with GI surgeon and so does Dad. However, I don't know where to look for practical advice on what to expect with this type of cancer. Dad currently resides in a retirement home. I don't know at what point they will not be able to continue letting him live there. Our plan may be to have him move in with me and my family in the end stages (before hospice) because I don't currently work and can take care of him which will prevent him from having to go to a nursing home. Would a nursing home even take a terminal cancer patient? Doesn't matter, he is not going to one. But I just want to know if there is anyone out there whose loved one has suffered through untreated esophageal cancer and how difficult it was to look after them at home.