Stage Four Esophageal Cancer

rlasalle Member Posts: 3
edited March 2014 in Esophageal Cancer #1
In September 2009, at the age of 46, I was diagnosed with Stage four esophageal cancer with Mets to my lymph nodes, lungs and spine. I had 3 rounds of chemo before stopping and sought alternative treatments. Even though I can swallow fine, I am about to get a Peg tube, so I can juice better and also will start on folfox chemo. I had some radiation to my spine due to pain. I have made 14 videos that I placed on YouTube about my alternative treatments. My webpage is, and you can fing the links there. I would like to hear from others with advanced Esophageal cancer. Thanks, Ron


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  • JaneE2366
    JaneE2366 Member Posts: 289 Member
    Hi Ron
    My husband Charlie was dx in March 2009 with stage iv EC. Had infused chemo last summer, then went took oral chemo along with Herceptin. He is back on infused chemo. He is stable. Biggest complaint at this point is being so tired and some trouble swallowing. Just click on our picture to the left for more details.
    Will keep you in my prayers,
  • paul61
    paul61 Member Posts: 1,392 Member
    Very Interesting

    I looked at your website and watched your video. Very Interesting!!

    I wish you the best of luck with your treatment approach.

    Best Regards,

    Paul Adams
    McCormick, South Carolina

    DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 – Stage IIB
    12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
    2/8 – 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
    6/21/2010 CT Scan NED
  • slydog11
    slydog11 Member Posts: 40
    Stage 4
    Hi Ron,

    Nice to read your comments. I will check the videos out.

    I too was recently diagnosed with EC Stage IVb at age 56 with mets to liver and lymph nodes. I'm part of a clinical trial at Mass General with chemo the only option.

    Stay positive throughout your journey. I wish you the best of luck.