Dick56's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Esophagus Cancer

Patient: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 60

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    • Dick56
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esophag...
    over 4 years ago
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    I was diagnosed with Stage 2 esophageal Cancer on September 8, 2011. Following 9 weeks of chemotherapy, I underwent a esophagectomy on January 19, 2012. I was in the hospital for 11 days. Upon leaving the hospital, my weight was 274. My weight is now 250 and my Dr.'s appear concerned as I am about to begin a second round of chemotherapy and I think the worry is about my weight loss, even though I tolerated the first round very well. I am having trouble filling my diet with the necessary 2,300 calories a day, and don't have much of an appetite.

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