Esophagectomy vs. Photodynamic Therapy

meghanf Member Posts: 1
edited March 2014 in Head and Neck Cancer #1
My dad was diagnosed with Stage 1 Esophageal Cancer in March. He is scheduled for an esophagectomy this Monday, and is now having second thoughts and considering Photodynamic Therapy. If anyone could weigh in with their thoughts I would appreciate it. Thanks.


  • BobbyMoffitt
    BobbyMoffitt Member Posts: 3
    I'm just like Your dad but I have stage 2. I walked out an hour and a half before surgery. I'm still going to have surgery but I'm getting a second opinion before I have it. They were going to remove all of my esophagus and I thought I could just have part of it removed. Surgery is still the best way to go for Your Dad and I Believe if We will be survivors.
    Bobby in Texas
  • mrbt
    mrbt Member Posts: 46
    Greetings. Please go to Cathy's EC Cafe and click on the EC group link (""). There are over 1200 patients and caregivers there with lots of experience. You will find a lot of support and great information. Contact me directly if you wish at "[email protected]". Best wishes, Bruce