Got diagnosed 2 weeks ago. Age 30, otherwise perfect health
Oh man. Was having heartburn for ~3 months before doing an endoscopy. They found a mass, stage III esophogial cancer, not spread to any organs, but in probably 5-7 lymph nodes. Starting chemo+radiation next week, followed by surgery. Surgery is the goal, although 1-2 lymph nodes seem to be in dangeorus spots. Needless to…
Recommendations for Kaiser Permanente Oncologist in Northern CA?
My father was recently diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer. His oncologist told him he has 2 options which are radiation oncology and infusion therapy. His oncologist did not even give him a patient information sheet or anything. He did not seem very caring and it was very difficult to understand what he was saying.…
CRAIG~Your Tragedy can have a happy ending~Hope, resilience & determination will serve U well~Keep l
(Note: This letter is in reply to "CSacerdote" - http://csn.cancer.org/node/298089 - Problems following Surgery") My Dear Craig, Let me start by saying I’m glad you’ve come here to visit. I’ll take the privilege of saying, “we” when speaking of my husband William, because the day he was diagnosed, it was as though I was…
My husband has had seven weeks of radiation and seven chemo treatments for throat cancer. His last treatment was one month ago. Does anyone know how long it takes for the throat and mouth to heal? He had terrible mouth sores and has two areas that are just not healing. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Sleeping upright and waking up flat
Stage 3 esophageal cancer survivor. I have an adjustable bed that i use to sleep at a 30 degree angle, when i wake up in the morning, im flat, bed is still at 30 degrees, Has anyone found a way to prevent this.