I had been treated for at least 10 years for acid reflux and had an endoscopy 7 years before. The acid reflux was no longer under control and my Dr saw something in my bloodwork so she sent me to a Gastroenterologist. He did an endoscopy and found the cancer. I was 54 years old, Stage 3. I kept reading that the best chance for survival was to find a place for treatment with lots of experience. I ended up about 3 hours from home at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY for radiation & chemo for 6 weeks, Ivor-Lewis surgery in June of 2010 and another round of chemo in the summer of 2010. I finished my last chemo on my 55th birthday. I did appointments every 3 months for the first 2 years, CT scans every 6 months. I have been cancer-free since then!
Years since diagnosed:9
Hello mam, My mother got an endoscopy suspecting to be carcinoma esophagus....can u plz brief out will it be cured and what are the chances of survival read more.
Hi margaret, so happy to hear you are cancer free! My mom, age 64, was diagnosed on Friday with EC, they are not sure if it is stage 2 or 3 yet as they are waiting for results of her pet scan, which she is scheduled for on this Saturday. She is starting radiation and chemo early next week. I am scared and clueless as I have no idea what to expect. I am reaching out because my mom cannot eat hardly anything and it breaks my heart. She basically chokes on anything - she has been eating cheesecake, ice cream and eggs. And shakes. I was wondering if you had any ideas suggestions on foods or shakes ? Not sure if you will but thought I would ask. Thank you for sharing your success story and I hope my mom can share one day too! Also, any feedback for what I can do for her post radiation/chemo treatments? Expectations ? Thanks again! read more.