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Archives for February 2014
Anyone have a J tube? Does the pain ever subside? Best way to deal with it. Thanks
Brent not getting better
Anyone have swelling and infection in the throat after chemo and radiation for larnyx cancer? His last treatment was November 19, started feeling better, was able to eat (still had PEG tube in) then to the ER because he couldn't breath. Had to have a trach put in several weeks ago. Still can't eat, throat feels swelled and…
HER2 positive esophageal cancer : latest update
hello, here is the latest info on my husband FEB 17 '14 PET SCAN : STABLE no new areas of uptake but the ones there have not diminished or disappeared FEB 20 '14 visit with oncologist : continue HERCEPTIN , two more infusions of folfox THEN herceptin ONLY to avoid neuropathy with Folfox He feels good and is very active .…
REAL FOOD! - Meant to put on H&N board - but its good news - so I'll share here!
On Wednesday, I got the go-ahead to eat ANYTHING I WANT! This is after the total laryngectomy and rebuilt esophagus. I was on PEG tube feedings before going in the hospital, and on continuous feed since then. So, I went from continuous feed right to REAL FOOD! Food is so delicous. It has been a long time. I have to watch…
Planned CSN Outage Tonight
Dear Users, CSN will be down for routine maintenance tonight from around midnight to 3:00 AM Eastern Time. We apologize for any inconvenience. The site will be up and running as quickly as possible. Thank you for all you do for CSN! CSN_Nick
Post Escophagectomy Testing/Surveillance
Thank you all who post on this forum. Very valuable information is provided. This is my first posting. I was diagnosed with EC (Stage 3) in January 2013. I had my esophagectomy (MIE) in May 2013 with major complications. Because of the compliacations, I subsequently had to have a colonic interposition (a portion of my…
Can You Please Help Me?
Hello, I wanted to ask for your kind help. My mother is 88 years old and has esophageal cancer. When she was initially diagnosed over 3 years ago, the doctors mentioned that the cancer had spread outside of the esophagus near her lungs (not on the lungs but close by) and in her chest. She received 3 weeks of radiation to…
New user query: Post-op distended 'stomach' - why is it so low in my abdomen?
Hi - Glenn here. I'm new to the site...as a participant at least. Diagnosed 5 months ago with S3N1 EC...had nine weeks relatively trouble-free chemo, then just under three weeks ago had esophagectomy at Brisbane's (Australia) Mater Private. Had a few early hiccups (flirted with pneumonia, nasal gastric tube re-inserted)…
3 year check up
Just got the results of my 3 year check up. Everything looks good, cancer free so far.
Update and questions
I haven't been on here in a long time. I converse with many of you on the FB site. If anyone out there has had success after recurrence to lymph nodes please share.