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Dad passed away October 21st

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Hi everybody. I've only posted on this forum a couple times but I just want to thank everybody for their support. My father passed away from EC on October 21st and he will be missed. I plan on starting a foundation under his name to support families and patients who are experiencing this horrible beast of a disease. I'm making a VOW right now to make sure that people are aware of this cancer.

I recently went to a health fair in one of our major hospitals here in Anchorage, AK and EC was not even mentioned except for every single type of cancer. They say its a "Rare" cancer but it doenst mean that people should not be aware of it. It should get as much attention as other forms of common cancer. I also plan on making a documentary of this cancer to make the public more aware and to give hope to patients who already have it.

My father was the type of man who ALWAYS ALWAYS made sure that people were taken care of before himself, even if you were a total stranger. He was a very generous man. And this is my way of giving hope. I will keep everybody posted this forum. Thank you all again. My heart goes out to all families and paitients on this forum battling EC. God Bless.

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So sorry to hear about your father's passing. The foundation sounds like a wonderful idea and will be a great tribute to your dad.


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So sorry for your loss of your Dad. He sounds like a great guy.

As for EC awareness, if you haven’t already you should check out the Esophageal Cancer Action Network (www.ecan.org). It’s a great organization and it’s all about making people aware of this beast and the dangers of recurrent heartburn and reflux. Something the "medical community" does a lousy job of!

Dx 8/3/11
MIE 9/23/11

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Thank you, I will take a look at that website.

I'm glad there's at least something out there. But I guess what I want to do is to "grab" peoples attention in every which way and direct them to organizations like Ecan. Thanks again!

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Your Dad sounds like a great guy. I remember your posts from a while back.

Awareness is always an issue with esophageal cancer, not only that it is one of the fastest growing cancers in the US, but that gastric reflux is a significant risk factor. You are right; the medical community seems to not have much of a clue about what is going on with EC.

I am sure your Dad would appreciate your efforts to help insure others do not follow his path with this disease.

With my condolences,

Paul Adams
McCormick, South Carolina

DX 10/22/2009 T2N1M0 Stage IIB
12/03/2009 Ivor Lewis
2/8 through 6/14/2010 Adjuvant Chemo Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU
Three year survivor

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This SUCKS! I'm so sorry to hear the news about your dad. Please keep us posted about your documentary. If I can help, please let me know.

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Please accept my condolences on the loss of your father. Your plan to raise awareness will honor him greatly. Unfortunately, it was necessary to remove the content of this particular post. Solicitation for any reason, no matter how worthy the cause, is a violation of site terms & conditions of usage.

Best regards,
aka Your CSN staff

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Please contact me. I will send you my personal email in a private message.


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