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Squmous cell cancer with occult primary tumor

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I have the Squmous cell cancer and I begin 6 weeks of Radiation and Chemo 5 days a week for the 6 weeks. What in the world am I going to do. I am in a state of shock, and it feels like a dream.

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Tina Blondek
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Hi and Welcome
Sorry you have to be here, but this is one of the best places to be! We can help you along the way. There are many survivors here. Give us some more info about yourself, so we can help you even more. I was a caregiver for my dad. Keep in touch.

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I know you are scared and you don't know which direction to turn to. I have to agree with some other people on the differences in the MIE surgery compared to the Iver Lewis surgery. Read Mr. Williams posts he is a very informative man and has much insight to your problems and he has survived 8 years so far. I hope this helps you.

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Maybe you have not been staged yet. It is a shock and just like everyone says you walk around the first week or days feeling like it is a bad dream only you don't wake up, it is really happening. If I can give any help to you, I would be more than happy to. My squamous cell was Stage III with a positive lymph node so just like William has said same treatment with chemo and radiation first but higher up like in your chest. I had the open surgery. I had great drs here in Baltimore. It was not possible for me to travel so I chose the best place with a dr very familiar with esophagectomies. So William has given you very valueable info, he was my first ray of hope because I did not know that I had a chance of surviving till I came on this board. There are many survivors here, it is a tough road but one worth traveling. take care, good luck and keep us all informed of your diagnostic progress.

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This post is from June 2010.

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Thanks for pointing that out, Ginny,

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