My Father's Has Been Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Esophageal Ca

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My Father Has Been Newly Diagnosed With Type 1 Esophageal Cancer

by Irish_Lake on Sat Nov 06, 2004 12:00 AM

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My Dad who is a healthy 71 year old has been diagnosed with type 1 N0 esophageal CA and has been scheduled for surgery. Can anyone tell me about the quality of life after the surgery and what to expect? At this point it is only in the esophagus but he is not a candidate for PDT because of the path report.

Dad With Esophagus Cancer

by Nydadpig on Mon Nov 08, 2004 12:00 AM

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My husband was found to have stage 1 esophagus cancer in 2000. He didn't have surgery. He had chemo and radiation. He had trouble eating during treatment. He lost a lot of weight but after he was done his treatment he gained some weight back than in 2003 it was from his cancer was back near the old spot which he again had radiation treatment because the Dr. refused to do any surgery becasue of his health. He is doing great now but need to put on some weight. What type surgery is your dad having for his cancer? If you have any questions, send me a message. Good luck to your Dad. Cauleen J.

Type of Surgery

by Irish_Lake on Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:00 AM

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He is going to have an esophagectomy. He is in good health and very active, he has decided to go ahead with this. So here we go.

Type of Surgery

by Nydadpig on Thu Nov 11, 2004 12:00 AM

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I wish him good luck. Are they going to replace his esophagus with anything. They talked about pulling up my husband stomach when they talked about his surgery. If you need more information on life after this surgery. Put esophagus cancer in search and it will take you to some sites. It was helpful to us when my husband was deciding what to do. God Bless your family

Type of Surgery

by Irish_Lake on Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:00 AM

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Yes, we are going to pull his esophagus and he is going for surgery on Dec 3rd. God bless you and your family. How is your husband doing?

Type of Surgery

by Nydadpig on Fri Nov 19, 2004 12:00 AM

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Will keep you dad in my prayers. My Husband is doing good. He has some trouble with swallowing meats. He had recurrent cancer in 2003 next to the old cancer. The Dr. said the trouble he having with swallowing is because of all the radiation treatment he had the last time. He had stage one cancer both times. He had a lot of prayers said in his name so he gives the Lord credit for his healing. I will say a special prayer the day of your dad surgery for the Lord to guide the Dr. hands as they do his surgery. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Cauleen

Type of Surgery

by Irish_Lake on Sun Nov 28, 2004 12:00 AM

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Thank you for your well wishes and prayers. We have several prayer chains going and are surrounded by love. I hope you and your husband had a good thanksgiving. Warmest Regards, Laura

Type of Surgery

by Nydadpig on Mon Nov 29, 2004 12:00 AM

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Hi please let me know how your dad does with his surgery. My husband and I had a nice Thanksgiving with family. Hugs, Cauleen

ec Surgery

by Irish_Lake on Wed Dec 29, 2004 12:00 AM

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Cauleen, I lost your email address so I thought I would write you from here. My father survived the surgery and the Dr. was able to get clean margins and there is no CA in the lymph nodes. The family has been blessed. My father has lost a lot of weight so we are now working on pain control, movement and eating. I had a great Christmas present. I hope you had a good Christmas and all is going well with your husband. Hugs, Laura

Esophageal Cancer Surgery

by Vinny_p on Wed Jan 05, 2005 12:00 AM

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My father 68 at the time, had this surgery in November 2003. It was a scary time for the family, ICU for a month, hospital stay for over 2 months. He became weak due to discomfort of eating, he laid in bed for too long - blood clots developed and almost killed him. Looking back we should have put him in a nursing home to recover with Physical therapy. So be careful with your dad staying in bed too long. He lost so much weight as a result of the surgery. Fast forward a year to December 2004. My father checks into the hospital due to severe back pain. It was there it was discovered the cancer had moved to his spine and esophagus. So If your dad complains of any back pain or has problems swallowing, get it checked- have them scan, x ray or mri him whatever it takes. I wish my fathers doctors had done this sooner, since its now at stage 4. His complaints of pain where dismissed as post operative pain due to his age. Wish you the best.
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