In late 2011, I experienced dysphagia (swallowing difficulty) and was diagnosed with cancer less than 90 days after first noticeable symptom. Met with cardiologist and GI prior to diagnosis but due to pregnancy - diagnosis was delayed. I experienced pregnancy loss a month prior to diagnosis. (2012) - Went to ER on 21 Jan and was dX'd Stage IV Esophageal Adenocarcinoma w/mets to lymph nodes & liver due to "silent reflux", HER2 positive on 25 Jan 2012. Chemo only w/Herceptin. (2013) - Delivered 9th healthy baby. (2014) - Had subtotal gastrectomy w/HIPEC, omentectomy & lymphadenectomy, due to malignant tumor in stomach. (2015) - Dx'd w/Barrett's Esophagus - had 2 EGD w/Ablation treatments. (2016) - 3rd EGD w/Ablation treatment. Currently NED (No Evidence of Disease) Next CT & EGD scheduled for Aug 2016. Read more of story at www.caringbridge.org/visit/alexandercrew
Years since diagnosed:7
Hi im 18 year old and I think I have cancer if the esophagus can you plz tell me more of your condition read more.
Hi stacy, 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 ? Advice on this scary road we are about to embark on? Thanks again! read more.