I was diagnosed at stage IV. I responded really well to chemo and radiation and post treatment scans showed no cancer other than the original site at the GE junction which qualified me to have surgery. Surgical biopsy showed cancer remaining in several lymph nodes and my upper stomach, all of which were removed. All the margins were clear and I have had 2 clear PET scans. Advocate for yourself, it is hard to refuse an insistent and determined patient. 3rd clear PET scan 12-31-2015. 4th clear PET scan 3-23-2016. As of July 15, 2016, I am 2 years past diagnosis, still alive and kicking and doing quite well. PET scan 12/13/2016 showing no evidence of cancer. As of July 15, 2017 still alive and kicking 3 years from diagnosis. As of Dec. 22, 2017, I am 3 years past Ivor Lewis surgery and doing quite well.
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