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7 Year Survivor

dwhite0002
Posts: 130
Joined: Jan 2010

Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to post this August 18 marks 7 years since I was siagnosed with EC at age 32. I am a survivor and there is hope!

I am happy to answer any questions you might have.

Thanks be to God!

David,

Hillsboro, Ohio

hughesjohnw
Posts: 9
Joined: Jul 2012

What stage were you diagnosed at?  What treatments did you have and where?   Thanks.

dwhite0002
Posts: 130
Joined: Jan 2010

I was a stage III Squamous Cell diagnosis. It was unusually high in the esophagus.

I do not moke or drink and cancer does not run in my family.

I did not have acid reflux.

I had five weeks of chemo: Erbitux once a week, and Cisplatin and 5FU weeks 1 and 5 in a continous drip (I wore a pump and bag).

During chemo I also had radiation once a week.

Following chemo and radiation, I had a month of peace. In December on 2006 I had an esophagectomy and stomach pull-up.

Hope this helps...

-David

hughesjohnw
Posts: 9
Joined: Jul 2012

Thanks for the additional info.  It's always nice to see someone who's beating this awful disease, especially a person who was diagnosed as stage III.  That's encouraging.  Thanks!

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paul61
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Joined: Apr 2010

Congratulations David!!!! May there be many more years.

Thanks for taking time to post your milestone it gives other folks earlier in the journey hope.

Best Regards,

Paul Adams

Grand Blanc, Michigan
DX 10/2009 T2N1M0  Stage IIB - Ivor Lewis Surgery  12/3/2009 - Post Surgery Chemotherapy 2/2009 – 6/2009
Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU - Three Year Survivor

 

 

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birdiequeen
Posts: 329
Joined: Mar 2011

Thank you for sharing! 

goty2001
Posts: 71
Joined: Jul 2012

Thanks for posting - I always think this is the most valuable type of message we can be reading here... be sure to post your 10th anniversary...

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Heeran
Posts: 173
Joined: Aug 2011

Congratulations to you David.  I think you replied to one of my other posts about my mom's stent.  She was also diagnosed 2 yrs ago with Stage 3 Squamous cell.  Unfortunately, the surgery site and lymph nodes spread with cancer and she declined the G-tube a few weeks ago and couldn't switch Chemo meds.  She was on Taxol and Carboplaton and now doing Hospice at home.  That's why the stent didn't work. I'm covering the night shift right now.

 

Keep posting your good news.  There's alot of newer members who can find hope with survival posts.  I know that when I started this journey 2 years ago with my mom, I was desperate to find hope instead of the grimm statistics on the internet.  

 

7 years is amazing.  I hope it NEVER comes back.  Congrats.

Heeran

Deathorglory
Posts: 60
Joined: Jul 2013

Congrats,

 

You've got me beat by a couple of years.  Hopefully, I don't catch up, we just continue 2 years apart,

 

Ed

capergal56
Posts: 11
Joined: Aug 2013

Thank you for posting this!

Sloaner3
Posts: 22
Joined: Jun 2007

Thank you SO much for taking the time to post.  Inspriation is key in fightning this beast.  Wishing you all good things.

Mwatkins12
Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 2013

That is awesome, thank you for posting!  I had my esophagectomy about a month ago and will be starting chemo again soon.  It is very encouraging to hear a success story!  

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Josie60
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Joined: Jul 2012

We love hearing these good reports

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