mike513's Journey with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient: Head & Neck/Throat Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 46

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    • mike513
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    After having trouble swallowing food I was diagnosed with esophagus cancer. I had a tumor in the lining of my esophagus where it entered the stomach.

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    I started my chemo sessions on December 31st 2007. I had six weeks of treatment once a week.

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

    Painless Experience: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    about 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    On April 7th 2008 I had surgery to remove the cancer. I had my esophagus and most of my stomach removed. The surgery was successful.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    After the surgery I was tested with petscans and found out that I was cancer free. I was tested every six months and was tested clean for at least three years.

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    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    In November 2011 after 3-1/2 years of being in remission, my cancer returned. This time in my upper esophagus or throat. I am curreently undergoing more chemo treatments.

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