betheboo's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Survivor: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 3 years ago, Female, Age: 52

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    • betheboo
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal...
    11 months ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    Attended 28 sessions five days a week

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • betheboo
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    11 months ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    • betheboo
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    Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)

    Side Effects

    Lost a lot of weight, had a lot of trouble eating and swallowing. Very nauseous. A lot of bloody noses.

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Was a very long recovery after esophageal rebuild. Lots of other procedures were needed to allow me to be able to swallow again.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • betheboo
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal...
    11 months ago
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    Needed to have 5 endoscopes to open up my new esophagus to be able to eat.

    Other Care

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    • betheboo
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal...
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    Large Hiatial Hernia was diagnosed due to surgery

    Oh No

    I had to have another surgery to fix a hiatial hernia due to the weakening area after my esophageal rebuild.

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