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  • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

    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.

    January 24 at 8:58 PM view post
    • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

      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.

      October 17 at 8:23 PM view post
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        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.

        October 17 at 8:18 PM view post
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          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. Tom

          March 14, 2013 view post
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            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.

            February 02, 2013 view post
            • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

              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. Tom

              January 10, 2013 view post
              • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

                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. Tom

                December 15, 2012 view post
                • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

                  Kevin, I had chemo radiation and chemo (Xeloda and Carboplatin) post surgery. It was tough but I''m glad I did it. I'm now 6 yrs post diagnosis of stage IV adenocarcinoma. Tom

                  December 15, 2012 view post
                  • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

                    I had my esophagus dilated a couple times during routine endoscopies after surgery. The scarring at the anastomosis site contracts over time. No problems now. I am six yrs post surgery. Tom

                    December 15, 2012 view post
                    • LabGuy has replied to a post on the message board

                      ALT/GPT tests for liver function. When they go up, it means the liver has some damage. Tom

                      November 22, 2012 view post
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                      About labguy

                      Patient, Survivor
                      Stomach Cancer

                      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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