Burning in esophagus, throat, stomach from 5FU
Thought some of you esophageal CA folks might have some suggestions for me. My husband has nasopharyngeal cancer, and just started a four day infusion of 5FU and Cisplatin. The 5FU is causing intense burning in the stomach, esophagus and throat. Any suggestions on managing this side effect? He has a PEG tube and is pretty…
Esophgeal Cancer - my story.
My name is Ralph ( 55 years old ) and I was diagnosed with stage 2 esophageal cancer at the GI junction in March of 2015. About 10 years ago I was diagnosed with Barrets disease caused by acid reflux and had been following up with yearly or every 2 year Endoscopy's. However I let the time lapse from 1-2 years to 4 because…
New diagnosis for my husband and I am here looking for support and information!
Hello everyone. I have been reading some encouraging stories on esophageal cancer survivors. This has really been the first place for me to find some hope. My husband was diagnosed July 31st in Missoula Montana, where we had just moved to from Kansas City. At that time we did not think it had spread and we would need to…
Esophageal Cancer Type IV no Operation 'Survivor'?
I was diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer on 29 Sep 2014! Immediately had a CAT Scan to confirm no Metastasis. Was givin a port for chemo. Was given a feeding tube 'just in case'? Started series of chemo and then simutanious Radiation (28). Was scheduled for surgery and about 2 weeks prior I discovered a tiny lump under my…
please help" debilitating nausea, vomiting, and severe pain 5 weeks after surgery...he can't get out
My husband had his Ivor Lewis surgery 5 weeks ago for stage 2, N0MO. He had a few complications but overall was managing. He was up and moving, talking to people, taking care of himself, managing the surgical pain, doing his breathing exercices. Then he developed pneumonia a few weeks after I brought him home because he…
Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer, Age 40, Australian
Are there any other Australians out there with Stage 4 Esophageal Cancer? This is my husbands story about how he was diagnosed https://mctas.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/diagnosed-with-stage-4-esophageal-adenocarcinoma-esophageal-cancer/
Planning a wedding while Dad has Cancer
Hi There - I recently got engaged (age 31) and was busy choosing a date to get married in Spring 2016 when my father very suddenly was diagnosed with Stage 4 EC about a week ago. It's in his liver, lymphnodes, and lungs as well as his esophagus. He just had his first cycle of chemo on Friday and was luckily eligible to…
Elderly 80's Survivors - Are any here? My Dad was just diagnosed at 83 yrs old. Looking for inspira
Hi everyone, God bless each of you. My Dad was just diagnosed with adeno. esophag. cancer. He was fit untili this last year... has played tennis every week for about 50 years.... We are still getting info on if it has spread. I'm researching for my folks to get practical info and support/inspiration. Please share your…
Hi. My mother has been having some trouble swallowing for a couple of months and some annoying coughing here and there. She saw a doctor while on vacation in Ecuador. They did an endoscopy of her esophagus and the doctor said she had a hiatal hernia but nothing malignant but I dont know, the endoscopy looks weird(but I'm…
My husband was only 40 when diagnosed with adenocarcinoma of the gastro-oesophageal junction in September 2014. He was going to our local doctor since January 2014 and she was treating him for reflux, he went to her 4 times over an 8 month period but he didn't get sent for a scope until August when he had trouble…