Tcaba's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Survivor: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 6 years ago, Male, Age: 60

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    about 4 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    Radiologist supplied incorrect procedure code to insurance and correct code was not a covered expense. Radiologist had to write off $35k worth of treatment due to their mistake. Would be uncomfortable to receive future treatment due to that error.

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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Chemo Pump was small but still a hindrance to normal life. However it was easy to endure.

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Other than every day for 35 days no major impact

    Painless Experience: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

    Several side effects including...rash, thrust, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite.

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Right thorocotomy, but knew going in the outcome would be painful and recovery long.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    about 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    A long road to the end. Big day was being allowed to return to work after 6 1/2 months!

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