Diagnosed - Norikus

Oh No Associated with Esophagus (Esophageal) Cancer. Posted on October 18, 2012 View this journey (2 Experiences)

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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