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Thank you for your answers. I wish you also all the best for your future and many, many healthy and lucky years (at least 80 years).

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It looks like your husband was diagnosed at a relatively early stage and his treatment was very successful. There are indeed a number of long term survivors who were diagnosed at a similar stage. I was diagnosed at Stage IIB, I see your husband was Stage IIIA. The longest term survivor I am personally aware of that was diagnosed at Stage III is a person who is still doing well at 12 years post diagnosis. I am sure there are longer term survivors that I am not personally aware of. There are many of us who are between the 3 and 5 year mark that post to this board on a regular basis who have had treatment very similar to your husband’s treatment.

 So there is reason to be optimistic. May your husband have many clear scans ahead!!


Best Regards,

Paul Adams

McCormick, South Carolina

DX 10/2009 T2N1M0  Stage IIB - Ivor Lewis Surgery  12/3/2009 - Post Surgery Chemotherapy 2/2009 – 6/2009

Cisplatin, Epirubicin, 5 FU - Three Year Survivor 

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I was at the same stage as your husband and my cancer was at the EC junction like your husbands.  I had combined Chemo and Proton radiation followed by an esophogectomy,  They have not done any chemo on me post surgery.  The doctors say I am cancer free and I will have a CT scan I believe in May which will be 6 months after surgery.

I do know there are survivors that were diagnosed at the same stages as we have and they are the reasons I keep my faith and hope for a long and productive life.

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