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  • slammer1944 has replied to a post on the message board

    What part of Canada? I went to college in Halifax-St Mary's Univ. . The Canadian Health system is good in many ways ,but has it's drawbacks-as does the US system. Wish I could help. Sam

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      Frankly, without looking thru records,I would not be able to tell you. I do know that they stopped the Clinical trial as it was so "toxic" and did not improve the survivablity. But I did survive due in part to that. Wish I could give you better info. If you can , get into Mass General and see Dr Henning Gaissert ,my Dr there and considered one of the best in the world. Sam 207 650 1814

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        Kevin, great story.My story is VERY similar. I am 72 now-was diagnosed when I was 65. Live a very normal life, still work, play golf a LOT. And all due to getting a second opinion. Would have been dead 6-7 years ago if I had not got second opinion and got down to Masss General. Sam

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          On Jan 23, 2017 6:51 PMslammer1944wrote: On Jan 23, 2017 6:41 PMBeaches1967wrote: I would love to call , what's a good time and your number again? My cell # is- . Sam K Correction., Sam K

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            On Jan 23, 2017 6:51 PMslammer1944wrote: On Jan 23, 2017 6:41 PMBeaches1967wrote: I would love to call , what's a good time and your number again? My cell # is- . Sam K Correction, ,Sam K

            January 23 at 6:53 PM view post
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              On Jan 23, 2017 6:41 PMBeaches1967wrote: I would love to call , what's a good time and your number again? My cell # is- . Sam K

              January 23 at 6:51 PM view post
              • slammer1944 has replied to a post on the message board

                Wanda,thanks. And ALWAYS tell folks to get a second or third opinion. You are a FOOL if you don't!!

                January 23 at 2:22 PM view post
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                  I went to Mass General after being told by my Maine Dr. That there was nothing that could be done to save me. At MGH ,I was put into a Clinical Trial, 9 weeks Chemo, major operation, 5 more weeks chemo and (5) years later I am considered to be :"Cancer-Free". Would love to talk to you-easier than by e-mailI also have good contact info at MGH and how to get into them. Sam

                  January 23 at 1:46 PM view post
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                    On May 02, 2016 3:17 PMjoenstephwrote: Honestly its not all that lucky that surgery can be done.  My husband had it done a year ago this Wednesday and his cancer is back already! :( As much as they claim this is the best chance at survival I believe it really only is for Stage one and two patients.  It seems many Stage 3 patients have a recurrent bout with cancer. Now I wish we wouldn't have had surger...

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                    • slammer1944 has replied to a post on the message board

                      I am a survivor of Stage 4 Cancer. Call me as I MAY be able to offer some advice. Sam Kelley ,207 650 1814

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                      About slammer1944

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                      I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in Oct 2009-stage3/4. I went to Mass General for a clinical trial, did 9 weeks chemo, went thru surgery in Feb 2009 where they removed the lower part of the esophagus and upper third of my stomach. That was followed with 5 more weeks of chemo (they wanted me to do 9 weeks but it was too hard).As of right now ,I am cancer-free. I go every 3 months to get checked. I would be glad to help/discuss,etc with anybody my experiences.Thanks,Sam rmbi1@maine.rr.com

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