Some encouraging survivor information is available at www.eccafe.org. The site maintains a list of just some of the visitors to the site who have remained cancer-free for at least five years. The list identifies the person’s staging (e.g., T3N1M0) as well as the type of treatment undergone by the individual (e.g., surgery and chemotherapy). You can access the list at www.eccafe.org/cnt/survivor.html.
You may also find it helpful and encouraging to communicate with a person who has survived the exact same diagnosis as you. If this interests you, check out the esophageal cancer group at www.acor.org. Simply post an e-mail setting forth your staging information (e.g., T3N1M0) and ask to be contacted by someone who has survived the same diagnosis. Someone will respond. You can access the forum at listserv.acor.org/archives/ec-group.html. (Note: The site requires you to register before you can access the forum.
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Gimme Shelter -- My favorite chemotherapy fighter song.
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This little book, There's No Place Like Hope, was a huge comfort to me. It was written by a health care provider who was stricken with cancer and it is written in short easy to read sections. The humor in it will only be recognized by those of us in the trenches. I have given it to many friends who have faced the same diagnosis I did and some made it to the other side and some lost the battle. I have to think that this small book maybe brought a smile to their face while they were reading it.
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