Diagnosed with EC in March. Went through chemo and radiation treatments in May and June 2013. Esophagectomy performed at end of July. Currently in post op recovery waiting for follow up PET Scan at end of September 2013. Scan was clear and follow up scans were NED until January 2015. I started having a shooting pain behind my eye and into my right shoulder. I also lost my voice which the doctors initially thought was laryngitis. ENT saw that my right vocal cord was paralyzed. CT Scan showed that a lymph node on my right side at the base of my neck became cancerous. The tumor was causing pressure on my vocal cord and my nerves to my eye and right arm. Biopsy confirmed I has a relapse and it was decided that my best course of treatment was chemo. Surgery was not an option because of location of tumor. Went through 6 rounds of chemo for 18 weeks and then 6 weeks of radiation therapy which ended in September 2015, Since then scans have shown NED. Did end up having t have gallbladder removed in November due to stone believed caused by the changes in digestive track. Voice is back and other than losing weight am feeling well. Next scan scheduled for end of January 2016. Hoping to remain NED.
Years since diagnosed:5