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Archives for September 2008
Post surgery complications
I had an esophagectomy w/ a gastric pull-up in June of 2007. Things were fine untill Apr of 2008. I started getting abdominal pains occasionally after I eat. It is different foods I have already had and at different times. I also am having the hardest time putting on weight even after trying high calorie protein drinks.
Chemo/Radiation Side Effects-Can't Eat, Severe Nausea
Hello. My name is Cheryl and my mother (76 and was in very good health) was diagnosed with Stage 2 EC in May 2008. She was treated with Chemo and Radiation (Chemo weeks 1 and 5, Radiation for 6 weeks). She stopped her radiation the last week because the pain and burning was so awful. She has not been able to eat for 2…
I refused surgery but opted for chemo and radiation. Tumor vanished. (Stage 3 androcarcinoma) I am going on 7 years with frequent endoscopic examinations, biopsies and so far cancer free. My oncologist still wants me to have the surgery claiming that I am my own "clinical trial"....Although I would not want anyone to…
Trying to connect and share imfo
I dont know where to start. My brother inlaw just went through surgery to see about taking part of his stomach and esoph. out and they closed him up and said that the cancer has metastisised to his liver with several legions. Stage four. He's leaking alot of fluid from his wound and has lost thirty pounds within a three…
Esophageal Strictures (narrowing) 9/6/08
My husband has had a problem with post-op stricture at the anastamosis site in the esophagus; we are on our 7th dilation to "stretch" it and if that does not succeed soon I expect the MD will want to put in a stent. Has anyone out there had this problem? When it starts to narrow he has problems getting the food down and…