plante's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 4 years ago, Male, Age: 78, Stage IV

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    • plante
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Presently on Taxo/Carbo for new lesion. Side effects - nausea, tired, weak, difficulty swallowing.

    Easy to Do: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • plante
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    I mostly felt very tired as there is not much of a rest period between chemo and radiation.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • plante
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal) ...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Cancer has spread/Metastasized

    Oh No

    Initially had chemotherapy and radiation from May to Dec. 2012. PET scan revealed previous lesions in remission, however a new lesion had formed in liver. Presently undergoing more chemo.

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