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Stage IV Esophageal Cancer

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Stage IV Esophageal Cancer

by zpittS4400 on Sat Jul 09, 2016 02:07 PM

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I've recently been diagnosed. Can anyone help me read my blood work results?  My Alkaline phosphatase measurement is 600 U/L and my Aspartate aminotransferase measurement (AST/SGOT) is 152 U/L.  Any help will be appreciated.

RE: Stage IV Esophageal Cancer

by Chuckso145 on Sun Jul 10, 2016 02:02 AM

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Please don't rely on this message board for lab interpretation , or things of that nature. I'm also a stage 4 EC patient , with bone mets. If you need an ear or general advice, message me. Listen to your dr's and to your gut. I know that waiting to hear from Dr's for scan and blood results sucks, but it's one of the ingredients of the shit sandwich we have been served. Don't ever give up, stay in the fight. People have, and will continue to beat this disease even at an advanced stage. Just because you have abnormal LFT results, doesn't necessarily mean more cancer. It could be a result of chemo or other treatment , or boozing or pain meds. I have bone mets, and my LFT results are always normal as well as my ldh. I know, makes no sense , but either does cancer. You must find a cancer buddy to battle with you. Cancer is a team sport, and no one fights alone. Message me for more info if you like. Terry O

RE: Stage IV Esophageal Cancer

by Ns347 on Mon Jul 11, 2016 02:54 AM

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agree with above statement.

where is your treatment? If at all possible, you should consult at a high volume cancer center as smaller medical centers likely wont have enough experience with this type of cancer.

This is a good free resource for learning about esophageal cancer:

https://www.nccn.org/patients/guidelines/esophageal/

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