Though guidelines suggest screening starts at 50, researcher says it's premature to change them
I had heartburn for many years before it caused cancer. Unfortunately I did not recognize cancer symptoms, difficulty swallowing, dark stool (upper GI) blood, hiccups. It was amiracle I survived. Looking back, I should have taken it more seriously years earlier.
I was diagnosed in 2007. I had a year of treatment. Four years later the, on a CT, they found a mass of adenocarcinoma between my spleen and GI tract. The mass and my spleen were resected. No chemo or radiation. They think it was a spot of adenocarcinoma that was there originally, but not resected during the first surgery. Anyway, that was four years ago. I had my lates...
I have an unusual question. I had Iver-lewis surgery in 2007 and have used a CPAP, for sleep apnea, for about 10 yrs. I have the usual, occasional, reflux and aspiration we all suffer (even if I eat a lot of fiber a couple hours before bed, e.g. apple, popcorn, etc.) But, sometimes the CPAP inflates my upper GI track while I am sleeping. The internal air pressure forces food back up and increases th...
I was treated in 2007 for stage IV cancer of the GE junction. I had 4 pos lymph modes. I had a recurrence a few years ago but nothing since.
You just never know. I was diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinmoa of the G/E junction Jan. 2007. I had a year of treatment (chemo, surgery, chemoraditation, more chemo). 6 1/2 years later and I am still here. It can happen.
I had a year of treatment but it wasn't too bad, but I could have the post-partum syndrome where you forget how bad things were in retrospect. I had adenocarcinoma of the gastro/esophageal junction. My initial progrgnosis was dismal but I am now 6 1/2 years post diagnosis.
I had three rounds of chemo, Xeloda and Carboplatin. Then I had the Iver/Lewis surgery. Next was 5 weeks of radiation with daily Xeloda. Finally I had two more rounds of chemo. Treatment lasted almost one year but well worth it.
One big lesson I learned was to go to the infusion center ASAP when I had diarrhea, vomiting or couldn't keep my fluid intake up. I did learn my lesson after needing 3 days in the hospital to get my fluids and electrolytes stabilized.
I am six yrs post diagnosis for stage IV adenocarcinoma. I had a yr of treatment and one recurrence two yrs ago. Still going strong. Have her hang in there. I know it's rare but I am living proof that it can be beat.
Congratulations Donna. I am 6 yrs post diagnosis but had a recurrence two yrs ago. I get a CT every 6 mos and an endoscopy once a year. They will probably go to a yearly CT after this one.
Diagnosed with stage IV adenocarcinoma of the gastric/esphageal junction Jan. 2007. Course of treatment: chemo, surgery, chemo-radiation then more chemo. Finished treatment Nov. 2007. New mass and spleen removed in Jan. 2011. No new disease since.
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