Jun 26, 2012 - 8:34 pm
I don't understand why everyone here is so adamant about esophageal surgery being the only answer. I had three surgical opinions (yes, at reputable EC cancer centers) and all three surgeons told me that surgery is horrifically disfiguring and will change my quality of life forever. Also stated was the fact that surgery does not guarantee that the cancer will not return. I have seen proof of that on this board as it seems that at least fifty percent of patients here had surgery and are now dealing with a recurrence. Who am I to believe?