cryotherapy ?

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cryotherapy ?

by akb1972 on Fri May 03, 2019 09:54 AM

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Any experiences with crytherapy to treat recurrent EC (adeno) with lymph node mets (i.e. no mets to any other organs) ? 

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by Chris3455 on Mon May 20, 2019 06:32 PM

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On May 03, 2019 9:54 AM akb1972 wrote:

Any experiences with crytherapy to treat recurrent EC (adeno) with lymph node mets (i.e. no mets to any other organs) ? 

Hi,

I was told by our radiologist that you should not have cryotherapy while you are having radiation treatments and maybe chemo, because essentially the cryotherapy is adding oxogyn to your system which not only feeds your good blood cells but also the bad cancer cells.  He feels that after treatment it could help a lot.  But he absolutely does not think it should be done while your on radiation.  You should talk with your oncologist about chemo.

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by akb1972 on Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:41 AM

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Thanks, Chris.  We finished more chemo and radiation during March-April, but it showed only a partial response which is why I'm looking into other options for the residual tumor, which is sitting up in the cervical esophagus.  I've since learned that cryotherapy is not an option given its location around vital structures such as the carotid artery, trachea, and larynx.  I appreciate your response. 

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