Discussion Forums

CancerCompass – Esophageal Online Discussion Forum CSN Discussion Forum – American Cancer Society Cancer Survivors Network Esophageal Discussion Forum. Note: The AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY is not responsible for the content, operators, products on the ECAA site. ECAA Facebook – Facebook, with discussion wall , over 1000+ members Smart Patient –  Esophageal Online Discussion Forum (old ACOR) WhatNext – General Cancer online, with connections to people and discussion/questions .  TIPS: Go under Head & Neck/Throat Cancer, and/or use the search box and type in Esophageal. ECAA provides links for informational purposes. ECAA is not responsible for the content on listed links. Please see the site owner/administer for any questions on links listed above.


Memorial Sloan Kettering - Virtual Groups Program

Memorial Sloan Kettering – Virtual Groups Program

The Virtual Groups Program offers real-time, live, moderated, online support and education groups for cancer patients and their families. They provide a confidential, convenient, and cost-free way of participating in a range of Memorial Sloan-Kettering’s professionally led support programs.

Cost: Free   When: See Online Schedule


Mickey Love's EC Live Chat

Mickey Love’s Chat Session: EC Weekly Live Chats!

Date: Every Sunday and Wednesday

Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm [EST]

Note for Login: Make sure JAVA is downloaded on your computer. When asked for a USER ID, write in whatever you want. (Some variation of your name is best, but if you do not want your name known, make one up, but [hint], plain “Bob” or “Jane” is easier for us to type and remember .


Comment: Join the Chat Group, comprised of patients, care givers and survivors, where experiences are shared, and make new friends.

For Help Contact: Eric at


Terry Ratner's Widows Corner

Terry Ratner’s Widow’s Corner – 602-527-3776

Widow’s corner is a website for anyone who has been affected by cancer. It’s for widows,survivors, caregivers and anyone who has experienced loss.

Cost: Free

Location: Terry Ratner Blog

For Help Contact:


Center Watch - Clinical Trials

Center Watch – Clinical Trials – 602-839-4970

Center Watch is a valuable source for information about clinical trials. You can search for trials based on medical condition and trial location. You can also sign up to be automatically informed about clinical trials that you may be interested in through their Patient Notification Service.


In Person

MRM Cancer Support Group (AZ)

MRM Cancer Support Group (in Memory of Michael S. Ratner)- 602-527-3776 Esophageal Cancer Support Group and Cancer Lecture Series Cancer Support group and lecture series offers support and education for patients,families, and community members through sharing information and providing resources. Cost: Free When: Third Thursday of every month from 6:00-7:30 pm Where: Blink’s Midtown Restaurant 2320 East Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016 Refreshments served Complementary Parking Contact: Terry Ratner 602-527-3776  ,  emails;, Additional Information at: MRM Cancer Support Group Close

EC Support Inc. in Jacksonville (FL)

Esophageal Cancer Support Inc – 904-374-4599

Esophageal Cancer Support, Inc. meets regularly quarterly with survivors, care givers, medical personnel and open to all to discuss what works well and what doesn’t seems to work well for each of us with programs provided to keep members informed about the latest developments used in esophageal cancer. Members are providing information booths at various events to make people more aware. Members meet esophageal cancer patients when they are in town for appointments, pre and post surgery, provide a newletter every couple of months and are available 24/7 to talk with patients and care givers. We meet for coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner or whatever is convenient — we’ve even met members for lunch from California at Jacksonville International Airport as they were traveling!

Cost: Free

When: The Vincent Stabile Building North, 4481 Mellish Drive, Jacksonville, Florida on the Mayo Clinic campus.

For Whom: Any esophageal cancer patient, survivor, care giver or medical personnel no matter where one is receiving medical attention – all hospitals, physicians, any state – our members are scattered all over but interested in helping and sharing experiences of recovery and return to normalcy.

For Help Contact: or call Mary Helen at 904-374-4599



ECEF Monthly Group Conference Calls

Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation has conference call support groups that meet on a monthly basis. ECEF has groups for patients and caregivers who have experienced the surgery; and people who are involved in a recurrence. More information on their site ECEF Close