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  • esophageal has replied to a post on the message board

    I am an esophageal cancer survivor. I went through chemo, radiation and surgery. That all took place 18 years ago this month. I think since you live a distance from them face time is important. Especially them seeing the kids and interacting with them.  He should have a goal and maybe it is seeing the kids graduate from whatever level of school they are in. Seeing them achieve this goal will help him be strong ...

    May 01, 2018 view post
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      First of all only God knows how long your Mom will live. At age 75 a stage 3 esophageal cancer has treatments. The usual protocal is Chemo, Radiation and Surgery. You need to get to a thoracic surgeon that has done these surgeries often since that  is the best way to go for your Mom. You canfind these doctors by looking at Cancer Centers in Google. I was diagnosed with a stage 3 esophageal cancer and went throu...

      April 13, 2018 view post
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        I agree wiht you on the decision to do the surgery. If you need help with issues you may be experiencing take a look at www.fightec.org and check out patietn services. Good luck Bart

        August 17, 2017 view post
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          First of all wait for the at scan to determine what stage your cancer is and find out what the doctors are recommending as a course of action. There is a web site www.fightec.org that can help you through esophageal cancer. The Esophageal Cancer Educaiton Foundation was formed by myself a 17 year survivor of EC and my wife. A part fo our Mission Statement is TO WALK THE JOURNEY WITH PATIETNS THROUGH THIS DISEASE. S...

          July 31, 2017 view post
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            I was diagnosed as a stage 3 adenocarcinoma at the base of my esophagus. I went through Chemo, radiation and surgery. I had all three done 16 years ago and to answer your question as to: Is the surgery worth it I can happily say a rsounding YES. If you have your surgery at a cancer hospital that has done a lot of these surgeries you will stand a better chance then if you select a doctor who has only done a few of t...

            March 15, 2017 view post
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              Yes I agree God's Plan for us works. We have formed the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation www.fightec.org and we are based in Manalapan NJ. We have conference call support group meetings once a month adn ahve people from all over teh U.S. participating. Check out our web site www.fightec.org Bart

              October 26, 2016 view post
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                I was diagnosed with a stage III adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (esophagel cancer) and when I was diagnosed they told me I had a 5-10% chance of living 5 years. That was 16 years ago. If I had listen to the doctors and accepted their prognosis I would have been dead by now because I would have given up. You need to continue to do things that are positive as I believe having a positive attutude will help in his surv...

                October 07, 2016 view post
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                  The proper approach is to do chemo and radiation first and then the surgery as all of the other doctors have said. I went through that prootcol and 16 years later I am writing this note to you.  If he does the surgery first and the byopsies of what they take out indicate he needs chemo then his stomach will have a hard time tolerating the chemo and nurishment will be a problem. Feeding tubes may need to be inse...

                  August 18, 2016 view post
                  • esophageal has replied to a post on the message board

                    There is a book called 100 Questions and Answers about Esophageal Cancer published by Jones & Bartlett and another book called Esophagectomy Post Surgical Guide Questions & Answers published by Authorhouse. There is a web site www.fightec.org There is a You Tube Channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkh7_H9BOnNASdmG4pdF0g

                    May 02, 2016 view post
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                      I am a patient and not a doctor. I would say that in order to get good clean margins they may have to take a small portion of your stomach. Also when they remove a portion or all of your esophagus they will have to use your stomach as a pull up and attach it to the remaining part of your esophagus to make up for the esophagus they removed.  Bart

                      April 21, 2016 view post
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                      I am a 15 year survivor of EC and the President of the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation www.fightec.org. I am interested in helping patients and caregivers walk the journey through this disease

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