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  • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

    I just had chemo and then the surgery because I had radioiodine as a young child for an overactive thyroid. I wish you all the best, you can get through this, Aoife

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      Different part of the world but I also had SCC stage 3 but that was over 8.5 years ago and I was only 32 when diagnosed.  I am a type 1 diabetic as well so that made eating a bit more of a challenge but you can get through this. Best wishes, Aoife

      17 hours ago view post
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        Only a stage 3 survivor and yes I was ill after the mainstream treatments but I do not worry about it coming back all of the time now, I had 2 children post treatment and I do have a life.  An 8.5 year plus survivor.

        Sunday at 10:01 AM view post
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          Do get checked but it may not be bad.  I get severe pains in by back and chest if I eat too much or the wrong thing.  (8.5 year survivor stage 3 and mother of 3 and 5 year old).

          May 22 at 6:08 AM view post
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            Only speaking about oesophageal here but my symptoms were food sticking - I did have bad heartburn for years but it was ignored by my doctors (I was 32 at diagnosis).  You do not know what is happening so you really need to wait for the results.

            May 10 at 7:59 AM view post
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              The plan for me was to have chemo post surgery as well as 3, I was stage 3.  I was very ill post surgery though (pneumonia and acute kidney failure) and they took out 20 lymph nodes that showed nothing.  It was a worry for the first few years but I am an 8.5 year survivor at this stage and had 2 children post treatment (before 5 years). I would go for the chemo if you are given the chance, you need to figh...

              May 08 at 6:09 AM view post
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                I was unable to eat or drink at all and had gone down to a scary low weight, when I was able to eat it was to gain weight but I did eat a lot of fish and took supplemental weight gain lactose based drinks.  Post surgery I ate more and more fish as time went by, I started off with sardine pate and moved on from there.  I have always loved fish though and tried to follow the mediteranian diet of fish etc. I ...

                May 07 at 6:18 PM view post
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                  I used the strongest chemo that I could manage and then had the surgery.  Like your husband I was stage 3.  It is a really horrible cancer that you do not want to mess with.  I was unable to even eat or sip water when I was diagnosed but after the first chemo I was able to eat.  I was diagnosed over 8.5 years ago and turned 41 in March.

                  May 07 at 5:20 AM view post
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                    I had chemo first but I was stage 3 and then they 'hoped' that I could have the surgery which I did.  I am an 8.5 year survivor at this stage.  I would hit this with everything you can muster but that is just my personal opinion.  I was very ill post surgery so did not have the planned chemo post surgery as well as the pre but I had a total response to the chemo, I did have the option of not having the...

                    May 04 at 5:38 PM view post
                    • Aoife has replied to a post on the message board

                      I was 32 when diagnosed and had my two post treatment (I am also a type 1 diabetic), 8.5 year survivor now.

                      May 02 at 8:01 PM view post
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                      About Aoife

                      Patient
                      Esophageal Cancer

                      Am a 41 year old Oesophageal cancer survivor who was diagnosed 2nd October 2006, I got married late 2006 just after chemo and had surgery 9th February 2007 and had a beautiful little son 2nd April 2010. I had our daughter on 1st June 2011. I sort of skipped my 4 year scan and had my 5 year oneish on the on 2nd of September which was fine and I have been advised to have no more scans. My Mother in law passed away on the 12th of February 2013 of late stage lung cancer.

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