Norikus' Journey with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Survivor: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment more than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 34 years ago, Male, Age: 71

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    • Norikus
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I had trouble swallowing--nothing "impossible" or choking, but a slight discomfort, so I asked a doctor. He surprised me by sending me to get an esophagoscopy at which they took a sample--which turned out to be a malignant tumor. I'll never forget the doctor: "...If I had what you have, I would check myself into the Mayo Clinic. You have a bad actor, a very bad actor." He went on to say I had a 30% chance of survival without treatment--and the surgery he recommended had only a 50% survival rate--of course, this was back in 1982.

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    • Norikus
    • Experience with Esophagus (Esophageal)...
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

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

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