Jul 25, 2013 - 2:00 am
Hello everyone. I'm a 53-year-old female and I was diagnosed with stage 3 EC with nearly 2 in. tumor just above the ge junction in early April of this year. I have undergone 2 chemo sessions of Cisplatin & 5-day 5FU treatments each session and 25 radiation treatments (simultaneously). New PET scan indicated "no evidence for metastatic disease" followed by endoscopy / biopsies showing NO CANCER / complete response!!! Nonetheless, my thoracic surgeon, oncologist and GP all stronly suggest that I have a minimally invasive esophagectomy done (which is scheduled for August 5th).
I am new here and am respectfully requesting advice re. my current situation. Has anyone here had a minimally invasive esophagectomy done, and if so, what was the outcome? What is your quality of life after said surgery? Should I have the surgery?