Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

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RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by cagy2 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 07:45 PM

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By fast, I mean 1 hour and you're done. It's the recovery that is the worst and one doesn't know for sure if the cancer is all gone, hence the radiation and chemo shotgun approach.  Like I said, everyone is different and every cancer is different.  One size doesn't fit all.  5 year clean is very good.  Mine was 9 and 3 years ago and each time the treatment was more advanced

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by kak123 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 09:38 PM

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It sounds like your Dad would benefit from a G tube for nutrition. The radiation and chemo will make it more difficult for him to take food by mouth. Hope he does well with his treatments.

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by Esirel87 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:51 PM

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On Jan 24, 2019 4:17 PM cagy2 wrote:

On Jan 21, 2019 9:11 PM Esirel87 wrote:

Hi all

My dad has been diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer, he has a tumour in the esophagus and he is having trouble keeping food down. He is due to start chemo and radiation soon. I've read some people claim that bicarbonate soda has helped them and some dr in Italy uses it to treat cancer. Has anyone used bicarbonate of soda? Does it open up the esophagus? He has lost a lot of weight due to not being able to keep food and liquids down. Please any advice to make eating more easy. Also any advice on essiac tea? 

You've come to the right place.  The tumor is pressing into the esophagus so baking soda and all these hints can't hekp that.  He needs to start treatment NOW!  My radiation was done every day for 33 treatments.  The chemo if i had to do it again I would not take it.  It causes too many long term side effects , like loss of taste for the main one.  It raises your creatine level and damages your kidney.  This level remains elevated forever.  Mine ended up at 1.7 and subsided to 1.45.  I can not ever have dyes in tests. Protect your kidneys!!!  Don't wait for the tumor to break into the esophagus.  If you must have chemo do it weekly and watch your creatine level.  I don't think chemo is worth the little it does.  Some places dink around as if there's no hurry.  it's his life go for it.  Mine was tongue cancer in 2010,( cancer encapsulated in 2010 in kidney) esophageal in 2015 (same as his), Gal bladder in 2017.

I was treated in Charleston, S.C. and Madison, Wi.  I was lucky to have had the best Dr's.  You should see my phone book!  To open the throat it can be dialated.  I'm going in for my 14th shortly.  Quick immediate fix---15 minutes.  Any questions, I'm here,  John

Thank you for sharing your story John, Hes only doing chemo once a week and radation daily, Thanks for your advice.

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by Esirel87 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:55 PM

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On Jan 24, 2019 5:56 PM Hermannbs wrote:

Hi, I had Esophagus Cancer diagnosed in May of 2013.  I was worked up and had surgery at MD Anderson that July.  I read that your dad is only having radiation and chemo, is he not a surgical candidate or not just at this time?  I had surgery first followed by chemo and I am here 5.5 years later.  Are they trying to shrink the size of the Timor first?

There is a lot of non-sense out there is do not believe all you read.  If you are confident with your physicians to for it it not seem out experts in this type of cancer.  Do not wait.

In regard to chemo, everyone has different experiences and if I ever needed to do it again I would without hesitation.  There are side effects but most to away over time.  In my experience what does not to away is the neuropathy but it is manageable.

Best of luck to you all and rigoursly pursue treatment....

Hi there, he cannot have surgery at this time, they have to shrink the tumour first. Thank you so much for your well wishes and advice, may you progress on your journey to health and wellness.

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by Esirel87 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:58 PM

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On Jan 24, 2019 7:39 PM Fnixon wrote:

I had chemo, radiation and surgery in 2014 for EC. I had no complications and live a happy normal life. I also live in Canada. My advice is that if you are fortunate enough to be offered surgery, go for it. My surgery was done at a center that specializes in the procedure. I had an incision in my neck and one in my abdomen, but not through the rib cage.

Thank you so much for your positive response, glad you are doing well. Stores like yours give me so much of hope in this gloomy situation Im in in right now. 

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by cagy2 on Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:10 PM

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They are usually put in before radiation.  Can't see not having one becuse your throat will most likely close off completely.  Mine did in  my throat cancer, had 3 dilations to get it back open.

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by Esirel87 on Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:30 PM

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On Jan 24, 2019 11:10 PM cagy2 wrote:

They are usually put in before radiation.  Can't see not having one becuse your throat will most likely close off completely.  Mine did in  my throat cancer, had 3 dilations to get it back open.

They said it comes with many other compliications like pneumonia etc. Im very worried about how hes going to deal with the treatment, I feel like its a death trap

RE: Esophageal cancer tumour stage 3

by Alwayshooe on Sun Feb 23, 2020 05:38 PM

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My husbands doctor is from MD Anderson , now in Michigan, what stage were you when diagnosed? 

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