guybguy's Journey with Adenocarcinoma, Esophagus Cancer

Patient: Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer > Adenocarcinoma

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Male, Age: 60, Stage III

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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Diagnosed with Stage III adenocarcinoma of the esophagus February, 2012. T3 N1 M0

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    almost 5 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Carboplatin and Paclitaxel. Six weekly doses in conjunction with daily radiation.

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

    Radiation

    25 daily doses in conjunction with chemo

    Painless Experience: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    almost 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Transhiatal esophagectomy performed June 4, 2012. Brutal surgery with profound impact on ability to eat, gain strength, regain weight.

    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Esopha...
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

    Additional carboplatin and paclitaxel treatments following surgery in effort to kill any strays, avoid recurrence.

    Easy to Do: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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