Im dan and Im around the 2 year mark post treatment for stage 4 esophageal cancer,never had an operation,just chemo and radiation but had a j tube inserted in my stomach.
Have been having problems and ended up in hospital couple of times in the last month due to having a small bowel obstruction.
The doctors tell me there is no noticable obstruction and its just partial and wont operate unless its totally neccassary wich hasnt occured because it resolved itself after about a week both times.
I have had ct scans both times and it hasnt shown any noticable mass wich could be cancerous etc and the results are inconclusive.
Im just wondering if anybody else has had a similiar experience related to having esophageal cancer.I know they say this type of cancer doesnt really spread to this part of the body but im just curious if it could be related to affected lymph nodes,organs etc
and if so is there any further tests that can be done to determine if it is cancer related.