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dmb1216
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Joined: Jan 2018

Long-term maintenance therapy for esophageal cancer

Hello all.  I am a 43 year old diagnosed with HER-2 negative distal esophageal/GE junction adenocarcinoma with nodal, liver, and lung mets in September of 2017.  I completed 6 cycles of FOLFOX and had a short course of radiation therapy to palliate bleeding as the tumor bled to the point that I required a transfusion.

Amers15
Posts: 1
Joined: Jan 2018

Pregnancy after esophageal resection

Hello. I am new to the board and hoping to get some answers. I do not have cancer, however, I had an esophageal resection in April 2013 to remove a softball size mass from the lower 2/3 of my esophagus. The surgery was performed using VATS, but during removal a hole was put in my esophagus, so they had to make a 3 inch incision under my left breast to go in and repair the hole. In June of 2016 I developed a hernia, and since then I have had issues with pain and muscle spasms. I am 33 and have been married for a little over a year.

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Mtngirl7533
Posts: 67
Joined: Jan 2017

Meeting the surgeon

It has been awhile since I’ve posted and wholeheartedly apologize for the delay! So much has transpired and very hectic between work, chemoradiotherapy and the holidays! My husband who was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma T3N1MO just completed chemo and radiation recently! We are meeting his surgeon next Friday! He will also have a Pet Scan and see his oncologist again! He has been able to take in solid food again which has been a blessing! Not the amounts he did previously but none the less a blessing!

GeriR
Posts: 6
Joined: Dec 2017

New to site

Hi all. I was happy to come across this site. It's nice to see the positivity and encouragement offered here. As you all know, there's not a lot of that in researching online. My husband was diagnosed with EC this past february. He had chemo and radiation in Asheville NC where we live then surgery at Duke in July. He did very well after surgery and is eating whatever he wants, just in smaller portions.  He was diagnosed a month ago with metastasis to the right hip area, which has been there since before surgery. It was biopsied in July and we were told results were negative.

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nikok521
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2017

voice lost

hi i am in my 16th radiation treatement still have 14 more and i think i am loosing my voice. it s vocal cords cancer. i am getting scared and i am on my own don t have nobody to support me, with that said i have to get back to work asap! the only problem i have is that as soon as i start talking i loose my voice and coughing, and ofcource having difficulty swallowing but i can handle that. does enyone having this problem? would i get my voice back ever?

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staceycorry
Posts: 4
Joined: Dec 2017

Mass in groin area

Hi,

My father (84 years old) completed treatment at MD Anderson for Esophageal Cancer and now is trying to get strong enough for surgery.  He discovered a mass in his groin area the other day.  We went to the primary care doctor and they said it was a mass that needed to be looked at by the Oncologist.  Could this be related to the esophageal cancer?

Thanks

Stacey

 

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Mtngirl7533
Posts: 67
Joined: Jan 2017

Merry Christmas

It is XMas Eve and I feel as if I have been brought a miracle! My husband, diagnosed with Stage 3 Esophageal Cancer is now able to eat real food! It has been awhile! Of course he continues to be fed through j tube to keep nutrients in him. He's unable to eat as much as he previously did but it's a start! This past Friday was the first time he was unable to receive his chemo due to low platelet count but hopefully next Friday! He is getting closer to the end of his treatments and I am anxious for him to be scanned to see the progress!

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okiegirl80
Posts: 4
Joined: Dec 2017

New to the site...

Hello! My name is Amy and my husband was diagnosed with Stage IV Esophageal Cancer 4/19/2017. 

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staceycorry
Posts: 4
Joined: Dec 2017

Trouble transitioning from treatment

My father is 84 and had a rough time through treatment.  He lost his appetite the last 4 weeks of treatment and would not eat or drink enough to sustain himself.  We tried everything and then finally got a feeding tube.  Now 6 weeks out of treatment he is slowly physically recovering, but does not want to eat, do things for himself or socialize.  The doctors have confirmed he can and needs to walk, eat and drink in addition to the feeding tube.  He seems to just be giving up or having trouble transitioning from a patient to a possible survivor.   Does anyone have any advice on how we can h

rrwins
Posts: 5
Joined: Dec 2017

What item to buy someone to make them feel good through chemo/radiation

This is such a difficult question to ask, and I feel that the answer may be non-materialistic. But please help if you can.

 

My Father in Law just had cancer surgery and had his jaw bone removed. He is going through chemo and radiation tomorrow.

 

I am going to visit him and wanted to know if I can purchase anything that would lessen his pain or soothe him any?

 

Even if it's a home made concoction, please share your opinion.

 

My heart goes out to you whether you are a caregiver or fighting cancer. I wish you the best.

 

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