Another 5 year survivor
Hi people! First off , a huge thank you to all who post regularly and with so much knowledge, you are all angels. i was diagnosed 02/23/12, had a scan mon 2/20/17 and all was good. I am now in the 5 year survivor club. i was 48 when diagnosed, chemo n radiation, esoughajectomy 6/18/12 and an insurance round of chemo to…
Is surgery typically recommended if there was a complete response to chemoradiation?
Hi, I'm 38 years old and was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer in October 2016. MD Anderson recommended a treatment plan of 6 weeks of chemo and radiation, and then surgery. I completed my chemoradiation in January, and went for my first endoscopy since treatment and it shows no signs of the tumor! I have a PET scan…
Tho't provoking article by Erma Bombeck & European trial results re breath test that detects EC w/o
Hello my fellow Cancer sisters, brothers, family members & friends: Aren’t we all wishing some new research would come along that would give us some hope, for both those actively coping with Esophageal Cancer, as well as a preventative kind of test that could be administered for those having symptoms associated with…
Story of HOPE for Esophageal and Stomach junction cancer
I wanted to write a story of Hope, courage and fight. On January of 2010, our world was shattered when we learned that my dad of 58 year old was diagnosed with Gastric Esophageal junction Stage III cancer. First few days were that of helplessness, anguish, anger, sadness, and anxiety. It came from nowhere, but looking…
coughing up phlegm and foamy mucus
Please help.... My mother was diagnosed with Esophageal/stomach cancer April 2015. She is 87 years old this year, and surgery was not an option apparently. She has had chemo and radiation and after those treatments was told there would be no more. She had a g-tube inserted shortly after diagnosis and my Dad is feeding her…
Private Message Spam
Hello everyone, Thank you to all of you who have alerted us to the PM spamming from earlier today. I apologize for the inconvenience. While we do have securities in place, we are not always able to catch all spam, and we are trying to figure out how this one got around our system. If you received a message from jegac1…
Hubby's PET Scan
Just an update on hubby's PET scan of Friday 2/3 - we received results from Dr. today and hubby is in "complete remission". He has to go on maintenance therapy and received another herceptin infusion today but no chemo. Hubby had fever Saturday and I insisted he go to ER. Once there a "mild" case of pnemonia was found in…
Neuroendocrine tumor of esophagus
My mother-in-law was diagnosis April 11, 2016 with nueroendocrine tumor of the esophagus that has spread to the lymph nodes and liver. Can anyone heard of this cancer or help with treatment, trials or doctors (second opinion).