Has anyone gotten Barrett's after being in remission?
Hi folks, I'm seven years cacer free after chemo/radiation and surgery. I was just diagnosed with Barrett's Esophogus. Has anyone else had this happen? it's a little worrisome even though they think they can possibly remove all the precancerous cells.
Final prognosis from MD Anderson
I received my final prognosis from MD Anderson (MDA) on Friday. Many of you know my story, former competitive powerlifter and bodybuilder struck down by the disease after being misdiagnosed by four doctors. I have been adamantly opposed to surgery from day one due to the life long side effects and no promise of living or…
Stage 4 diagnosis how you know chemo is working
Hello my mother has been diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in June. She had difficulty in swallowing and it started in Jan she ignored and thought it's acidity she could eat sometimes and cudnt sometimes however we went to ent who misdiagnosed her n gave her allergy medicine , in Jan we had checked her blood n all…
Depression after esophagectomy??
My husband is recovering from his recent esophagectomy, and so far recovery has been pretty good. He has had some nausea, but overall no major or unexpected issues. However he has been very anxious and now seems depressed despite how well he is doing. He hasn’t been able to sleep and was prescribed Valium, and he’s also…
General concerning radiologist and surgeon
I have upper esphogeal cancer, T2, N0, M0. The mass lies at my collar bone level and is about 3.7cm. We do not have a surgeon with this experience at the facility I am seeking help. My question: Shouldn't the radiation onocologist be having converstion with a surgeon? My doctor seems to have the vision that whatever is…
Veteran's Administration: Esophageal Cancer to Helicopter Door Gunners, Crew Chiefs, Vietnam 68-71.
My husband, Mark Forrest, was a door gunner/crew chief in Vietnam in 68-71. He was "in the stream" of Agent Orange as it was deployed from the helicopters. Many others were similarly situated and had the same upper respiratory/esophageal cancer diagnosis. He passed in 2015 and I am still trying to get my benefits. Who can…
My dad was diagnosed with EC stage 2 - need your opinion
Hello All, My name is Julia Mazurova. My dear dad Aleksandr Mazurov has recently been diagnosed with esophagus cancer stage 2 T2N1M0. He is 58 years old. He is in South Korea now and started on his treatment yesterday. He was prescribed 6 weeks of combo radiation and chemo. Radiation for 25 days and dosage is 45 grams, if…