Aug 01, 2012 - 6:01 pm
I immediately went to the internet and looked up esophageal cancer and saw just heart breaking results. I have since learned, this is treatable.
So....hence my name...because my husband will survive this!!! He has been through so much already. He had a kidney/pancreas transplant almost 3 years ago. Oddly, he is quite healthy, in good shape and has a pretty good energy level.
My main question right now is about the surgery. It sound barbaric!! Is there other options beside removing the esophagus? We are planning to seek a second opinion on the surgery as we need to get through the chemo and radiation first. We don't want to delay any treatment. Just wondering if that is the only option....it does seem like the "standard".
I haven't read too much because I was so scared and discouraged at first. I have read a few of the stories on this bored and I think this may be my go to area. How encouraging.
Bless you all and continued good health!