debbers626's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Receiving hospice or palliative care, Diagnosed: almost 5 years ago, Male, Age: 61, Stage IV

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    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    My husband Dave had his right arm amputated. He broke his right upper arm twice from metastatic disease. The tumor was wrapping around his scapula too. He was in constant pain and had his arm amputated to give him a quality of life.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Had burning inside and had to drink liquids for six weeks.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophage...
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    He had minimal side effects. Low hemoglobin and ended up with a blood transfusion instead of chemo one week. Fatigue.

    Easy to Do: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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