Apr 19, 2013 - 6:30 pm
I am 33 years old and about three weeks ago I was diagnosed with EC. I had no symptoms and went in for an EGD and the dr found a very small polyp which he thought was nothing but, he did a biopsy anyhow. Well turns out it is EC. I have had a PET scan and it is just isolated to one spot and MD Anderson did a EUS and again says it is localized but it was still staged as T3N0. I meet next week with the Dr. and surgeon at MD Anderson to figure out what the plan is but, I am having moments of being so scared. I have faith but, I can't help when the fear creeps in. It's mainly because I have a 10 year old son and was recently married and he has two boys so, life was going so great and then this came out of no where. All the physicians were shocked due to my age and I have always been very healthy, in shape and eat fairly well. The only thing I have is GERD and I am told this could cause this. Mine is adenocarcinoma and it is at the junction of my esophagus and stomach. I am just looking for some encourage and what I should expect to come and any suggestions.
God bless everyone