Sep 06, 2012 - 5:08 pm
My husband was diagnosed with esophageal cancer at the cervical of his espohagus. This was after being treated for laryngeal cancer(laryngectomy and throat reconstruction 3/2011). He was told that due to the location of the tumor that surgery would be very hard due to his previous radiation and surgery. He has since undergone 35 more radiation treatments and 7 chemo treatments in almost the same spot as for the laryngeal cancer (2010). And now we are in a holding pattern until the PET/CT scan on the 18th.
His throat once against is barely open and after a swallow test the doctors said they would do nothing until the PET/CT scan shows he is clear of cancer. He finished his treatment on 7/2 and the mucus is once again very thick and lots of it. This tumor was very small and no spread (just like the tumor on his larynx except that tumor was large but no spread) so we are hoping that the radiation and chemo got it.
Has anyone heard of cancer at the cervical of the esophagus? I know it is rare.
Also has anyone ever had to have two doctors to try and open up the throat. One to go down the throat and the other to go up the esophagus until they meet.
Thanks for any information on these questions.