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LorettaMarshall
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Pamelaann5543-Info 4 your Son-in-Law's Stage IV Esophageal Cancer DX

Dear Pamela Ann,

For the sake of keeping up with your future posts and questions, I’m taking the liberty of putting my answer on a separate topic line, so we can keep up with you should you have more questions.  It helps when “newbies” post on a new topic forum here, so we can follow your story under your original post.  So with that in mind, your first letter of inquiry was listed here - http://csn.cancer.org/node/302026

scoot108
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Joined: Aug 2013

SSD denied

Hi,

 

Lee H
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Joined: Jun 2016

Dx and operation

I am scheduled for lapro esophagectomy on July 13. Looking for info on what to expect. Male age 66.  Not overweight.  Taking all esophagus out, using part of stomach for new esophagus, taking out 20 lymph nodes and inserting J-tube.   Have talked to Dr three times with questions and am comfortable. Just wondering what I face after surgery from someone who has gone thru it.   Time in OR, recovery, hosp stay, infection, complications, things like that.  Not that my case is like yours but things in general and tips you learned.  Pain?   

mirigl
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Joined: Jun 2016

Dr. Kemp Kernstine

Has anyone heard of or used Dr. Kemp Kernstine at UT Southewestern for surgery? If not, do you know of any really good surgeons in the Dallas area?

Thanks!

ebott614
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Joined: Jun 2015

Starting new treatment..Cyramza and Taxol

Hi, My husband was diagnosed with esophageal adenocarcinoma in June of 2014.
He has gone through all the regular treatments: Chemo, Radiation and surgery to remove 2/3 rds of the esophagus and 1/3 rd of stomach and at that time was stage 3 with a couple of suspicious lymph nodes removed. 
His first scan after this treatment showed a node spread to neck area.
He was treated with radiation to target that one node.
ptom
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Joined: Jun 2012

5 Years NED

Well it's been five years since my July 2011 T3N0M0 diagnosis.  The tumor was located near the trachea and I went through the standard chemo and radiation and was NED in October 2011.  Four months later followed up with 3 1/2 months of weekly Taxol infusions.  No surgery required in my case.  Doesn't get any better than that!

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LorettaMarshall
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Esophageal Cancer~HOW IT’S DIAGNOSED & STAGED~Info 4 “rjollie” & Others Who Need 2 Know

Dear “rjollie” –

 You’re a brave sister to dig this deeply into the intricacies of how Esophageal Cancer is diagnosed and staged.  This info is taken from an American Cancer “pdf” file.  No believe it or not, I’m not going to put the entire 59 page document here…at one time. J

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LorettaMarshall
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"rjollie" Re your brother with EC-Can you send me a pvt message

Hello again -

I took a great amount of time giving you some additional info, and once again my message keeps getting BLOCKED!  Perhaps you would just like to communicate via private regular e-mail.  However, the info I provide here is valuable to others as well.  Sorry this site cannot get the software program "FIXED' so that it will consistently accept postings with web link addresses. 

Loretta Marshall

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LorettaMarshall
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Let's make every day "Esophageal Cancer Awareness DAY!"

 Hello to all our Esophageal Cancer patients & caregivers

 The word is getting around.  Earlier I reminded everyone that APRIL IS ESOPHAGEAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH.  See:  http://csn.cancer.org/node/301537

daddyshelper
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Joined: May 2016

Choosing a doc/hospital

Hello - My dad has just been diagnosed with esophageal adnocarcinoma with at least one node involved. He's pet scanning today. I am trying to figure out who are the rock star docs for EC. I see anecdotal stories of good experiences at Mayo and MD Anderson and Sloane... But how do you choose where? We live closest to Wash DC where Georgtown U and Hopkins have good reputations. But are they the very most cutting edge? Docs there are involvd in clinical trials, widely published, seem to be cutting edge...But are they the best we can do?

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