Esophageal cancer

Share your personal experience with esophageal cancer. Discuss your treatments, share information you've learned along the way, and discuss strategies for screening and prevention.

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Adenocincoma Esophagus Cancer Heartbroken

donnawanna
  • By donnawanna · New reply April 19, 2014
  • 12 replies
  • Four days ago my husband was diagnosed with adenocincoma lower esophagus. We are still in the shock stage. One day I wake up positive and the next day I wake up crying. Today is one of those days. I read ...

Adenocarcinoma Lower Esophagas GE Junction

donnawanna
  • By donnawanna · New reply March 8, 2014
  • 17 replies
  • When I joined this support site first I read everyone's story! I have really learned a lot about this terrible disease. We only found out the DX last week. We had oncologist appointment Monday. We were ...

A trooper until the end

Fishcakesfisher
  • By Fishcakesfisher · New reply October 12, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • In December last year I came across this site and wrote about my Dad who had passed away from lung cancer in March 2010 and a few weeks later my Mum was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer. I had the privilege ...

Esophagectomy

ryaegurl88
  • By ryaegurl88 · Posted April 24, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • Hello there, I was wondering if anyone had any advice on pre and post surgery. My dad is going to have one in 6-8 weeks and I was hoping someone out there who has experienced it could give us some advice ...

POST ESOPHAGEAL RADIATION PAIN

ryaegurl88
  • By ryaegurl88 · New reply April 24, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • My dad has just finished his radiation/chemo treatments for his adeno carcinoma of the distal esophagus. He is suffering from severe burns so much so that he, being a very strong military man who never ...

uncle

tkcarson
  • By tkcarson · New reply April 23, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • My uncle is in from L.A. for a second opinion on his diagnosis for esophagus cancer. We know it is in the lower esophagus right next to the stomach. We know, that he will most likely have radiation, chemo ...

What has your experience been like?

charlottesweb
  • By charlottesweb · New reply March 19, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • We had a scare this past week. About 2 weeks ago he got results of pet scan and told cancer free. Then last Wed he started bleeding bad from his throat and nose. Took him to ER at 4am. We spent most of ...

Esophageal Cancer: Alternative/Naturopathic Success?

JasonHart
  • By JasonHart · New reply December 5, 2012
  • 2 replies
  • Hello all, I'm the primary caregiver for my mother who was diagnosed with Stage 3 EC in July, just 4 days before her 70th birthday. We've gone through chemo and radiation with the "hope" of surgery. The ...

Encouragement

C1958
  • By C1958 · New reply October 24, 2012
  • 9 replies
  • I'm really struggling with this. I panic when going to treatment, what can I do to calm down ...

esophagus cancer

redrooster275
  • By redrooster275 · Posted August 31, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • My sister had esophagus cancer surgery. They took out the esophagus and then took half her stomach and dragged it up. she has been out of the hospital sense june 2012. She has had 4 stretches ( dilations ...

weight loss post esophagectomy

jansel2
  • By jansel2 · Posted August 29, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • a good friend continues to experience severe weight loss a year and a half after having an esophagectomy. we are wondering if anyone has shared this battle and been able to conquor it ...

what now

Siang
  • By Siang · New reply February 22, 2012
  • 1 reply
  • had all the tests,two weeks of chemo,surgery and eleven months ago told it was a very advanced cancer and there would be no more treatment as my body would not be able to stand it and i had up to twelve ...

Esophageal Cancer and Agent Orange

lynwally
  • By lynwally · New reply October 21, 2011
  • 2 replies
  • My husband was diagnosed with EC in 2003. He was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam whose missions were mostly to spray agent orange. Many times they took enemy fire that pierced the tanks, thus the chopper ...

Esophagectomy

leoslineup
  • By leoslineup · Posted March 9, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • I had an esophagectomy 1/09. They pulled my tummy up and attached it to what was left of my esophagas. I had two thoric surgies cus of complications, was in ICU 6wks. I have to self dialate daily with ...

My dad

beckdaye
  • By beckdaye · New reply February 13, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • About 13 years ago, my wonderful dad passed away from this horrible cancer. He was told, when first diagnosed, that he had 6 months to a year. He survived and fought for 16 months. Towards the end, he ...

Agent Orange & esophageal cancer related ??

jkmelch
  • By jkmelch · New reply November 17, 2009
  • 32 replies
  • My husband was a Vietnam Veterans and developed esophageal cancer. He had no risk factors at all for the disease except his agent orange exposure. Are there any other widows out there that have experienced ...

anyone there?

SASSYCB
  • By SASSYCB · New reply November 7, 2009
  • 5 replies
  • want to talk with anyone post ivorlewis..surgery.about diet and rest ...

Esophageal cancer..Recommendations for dry heaves

Mozn
  • By Mozn · New reply October 19, 2009
  • 9 replies
  • My husband had esophageal cancer and just had his surgery on 12/3/08. He's getting the dry heaves occasionally and I wondered if anyone else has this problem. He also has no appetite and I wondered how ...

va and agent orange

allnav
  • By allnav · New reply September 4, 2009
  • 2 replies
  • has anybody tried to get the va to admit that agent orange can cause esophagus cancer mine was discovered in 2oo4 was operated on march 2005 they did a resection and so far so good i also had prostate ...

Does smoking interfere with chemotherapy?

gilbertbuttos
  • By gilbertbuttos · New reply August 20, 2009
  • 3 replies
  • Hi, I would like to know Does smoking interfere with chemotherapy?. I am having Esophageal cancer.I found a similar question and answer here http://www.caring.com/cancer but not greatly satisfied. It ...

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