I was diagnosed with T3N1 adenocarcinoma esophageal CA in November 2013; had chemo radiation for six weeks from January 2014. April 30 and May 1, 2014 I had a two staged laparoscopic esophagectomy at Cedars Sinai, LA. There were several post surgical complications, but these are mostly resolved except for the recurrent esophageal strictures, which seem common in those with anastomotic leaks, which I had. Eating is challenged by these strictures, so I'm in the process of repeated dilations. Medicine and available treatments are amazing now, and I feel so very fortunate to have these resources.
Years since diagnosed:5