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Archives for December 2020
anyone have esophageal cancer after having Rny gastric bypass
I am facing surgery for an esophagectomy for stage 3 cancer Jan ,2021. I had RNY gastric bypass surgery 17 yrs ago to lose weight. Because of that it could be hard to be able for the surgeon to pull what little stomach I haave up. Has anyone else had this surgery after gastric bypass and how did it go? I am a 71 yr old…
Twisted bowel 8 years after esophagectomy
My husband had Ivor Lewis esophagectomy 8 years ago. He has been doing fairly well but was just admitted through the ER with what they thought was a blocked bowel. After some tests, IV medication , NG Tube, fasting, he is being sent home. The doctor said they think it is a flipped or twisted bowel that was likely caused by…
I was diagnosed with advanced stage III esophagus in June of 2020. Needless to say I was in shock. It all started when I had extreme difficulty swallowing anything, even water was painful. The tumor was very aggressive and growing. I was put on Chemo and Radiation for 5 week to shrink the tumor. After that surgery was…
Today Mark's the 10 year anniversary of my MIE at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Mn. Hasn't been easy at times but I'm still here looking forward.
Need advice/input with radiation/chemo side effects.
I am in the end of the 5th week of a 6 week radiation/chemo protocal for vocal cord cancer and need some insight from someone who has had my side effects. I am on Cisplatin chemo and IMRT radiation to my neck and lympnodes. My cnacer is stage 2 but being treated as if stage 3. I was faring well until about the beginning of…
Squamous Cell Esophageal Cancer
After over 6 weeks of seeing various doctors and doing tests (first to my PCP, then to ENT for throat scope, then swallow test, then back to PCP for UGI, and finally to gastro for endoscopy), I have been diagnosed with squamous cell esophageal cancer, moderately differentiated. It is at the top of the esophagus. The…