Rachel95991's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Spouse/Partner: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 5 years ago, Male, Age: 59

  1. 1
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

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  2. 2
    almost 5 years ago
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    Implant chemotherapy port

    Procedure or Surgery

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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  3. 3
    almost 5 years ago
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    PG Feeding Tube Placement

    Procedure or Surgery

    He has had to 'hook up' to the feeding tube 16 hours every day

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  4. 4
    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  5. 5
    almost 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  6. 6
    almost 5 years ago
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    Nausea/Vomiting

    Side Effects

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  7. 7
    almost 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

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  8. 8
    almost 5 years ago
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    Hospitalization

    Other Care

    While trying to get referred to oncologist after diagnosis became unable to swallow so he was hospitalized for stent placement and further work up for treatment/staging but the stent slipped and ultimately removed.

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  9. 9
    almost 5 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    My husband passed away early September. He finished radiation early August. The radiation worked on the main tumor in the esophagus -- he was feeling 'open' and eating real food again however the Chemo apparently did not work and the two small spots seen in the liver in May were multiple by the end of August and once his liver started to fail his kidneys quickly followed and he was just suddenly gone.

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