DOUGIE315's Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Survivor: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 17 years ago, Male, Age: 62, Stage IV

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    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophagea...
    over 4 years ago
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    Misdiagnosed

    Oh No

    IT ALL STARTED WHEN OUR SON WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BONE CANCER 4 MONTHS EARLIER I STARTED TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH EATING AND SWOLLOWING THEN WEIGHT LOST THEN I HAD CHESS PAINS WENT TO THE DOCTOR HAD STRESS TEXT HE TOLD ME I HAD EMPHACENMA AND AN ALCER AND SENT ME HOME

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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    CONTINUIED WEIGHT LOST, SWOLLOWING GOT WORST WENT TO DIFFERANT DOCTOR HAD TESTS DONE THREE DAYS IN A ROW ,THEN I WAS TOLD I HAD STAGE4 CANCER THE FOLLOWING WEEK

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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    WAS OPERATED ON APRIL 2, THEN BOTH MY LUNGS COLLAPED WEEK LATER SPENT MONTH IN ICU

    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    MY CHEMO WAS AN IV PUSH/ WITH SIDE EFFECTS NAUSA AND OTHER

    Easy to Do: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    over 4 years ago
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    Radiation

    HAD AREA RADIATION ON CHEST HAD SOME BURNS FROM IT

    Painless Experience: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    Depression/Anxiety

    Side Effects

    I HAD MANY OTHER SIDE EFFECTS WITH IT ALL

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    over 4 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    I WAS ABLE TO BEAT THE CANCER AS OF NOW ITS BEEN 11 YEARS SINCE BEING DIAGNOSED, SO IT CAN BE BEAT ,DOCTOR GAVE ME VERY LITTLE TIME AT THE BEGINNING

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    over 4 years ago
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    Lost loved one

    Loss

    LOST A SON TO CANCER A YEAR INTO MY QUEST TO LIVE,THEN LOST MOTHER TO CANCER 9 YEARS LATER

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    over 4 years ago
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    Decision Point

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    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophagea...
    over 4 years ago
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    Other Care

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