Stage IV 8 weeks post Esophagogastrectomy what to eat?
Hello everyone, this is my first post and looking for some advice for my Mom who was diagnosed with Stage 4 andinocarcinoma at GE junction Last Sept. She underwent presurgery FLOT chemo for 8 weeks and surgery was performed at Lehigh Valley cancer institute on Jan 18th. Pathology confirmed that chemo didn’t work (no dead…
Post surgery late acid reflux
Hello to all, This board helped a lot early on in my husband's esophageal cancer journey. He is 6 years out from chemo, radiation and Ivor Lewis surgery at Mayo Clinic and has "graduated" out of the cancer department. The past year, he has started to get bad acid reflux in the middle of the night, even almost wake up…
So, I had another appointment with my oncologist this week. It was a bit of a letdown as we mostly rehashed information I got at my appointment in February. The nice thing was when my wife asked her, "So then, he's doing good?" the answer was, "No, he's doing great." So she's happy with the results of the surgery and my…
Excessive Saliva and TWO stents left in stomach
Hi Folks, This is my first post and first experience with any kind of online support network, thank you for being here. My father has EC, and had a stent inserted to help him take food orally. This 'migrated' down into the stomach in a few days; docs said ok, no problem, it will be ok in the stomach, and they inserted…
what do elevated levels of ggt nt-bnp and cea together indicate
I recently took a blood test that showed elevated levels of ggt nt-bnp and cea. I took the cea test again and it went from 12 to 19. I have not retested the others. What do the three of them together indicate? Does anyone know? I am having an endscopy and colonoscopy this Monday.
Loretta is Home
To all who ever benefited from Loretta’s postings, and I know many of you have, our dear friend has gone on to be with her Lord and loved ones. Her Homecoming day was yesterday morning, 3-5-19, around 1:30 AM. She is at peace and at rest, and enjoying her rewards. This Bible verse is most fitting: 2 Timothy 4:7-8 I have…