I am 65 years old and was diagnosed with EC August of 09. I caught it early and it was stage 1. I had 3/4 of my esophagus removed and my stomach was brought up into my chest and reconnected to the esophagus. Today I am still cancer free. I have been having a cat scan every 6 months and my next one is in March 2011. I have had different side effects come and go over the months. Right now I am dealing with a cough while eating and shortly after eating. I am hoping this will in time go away. March 2011 scans came out fine.
I am still dealing with the cough. My two year scan will be September 2011. Had my 2 year scan and all is good. Still cancer free. I am now going to have a scan and will see my surgeon once a year. I do have severe erosion of the esophagus with ulceration and my GI doctor is taking care of this. I am taking 80mg of Protonix twice a day and carafate 4 times a day. I hope this will all heal okay. I did not even know I had this going on. I had no symptoms whatsoever...except acid reflux once in awhile that would reach my throat. GI doctor says I have GERD and I will now check on a GERD diet and see if that will help.I had my 3year cat scan and I am cancer free.next one is in one year Sept. 2013.