Surgery - swoozey56

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Squamous Cell Carcinoma, Esophagus Cancer. Posted on January 19, 2020 View this journey (2 Experiences)

This is my third bout with cancer, my second with esophageal cancer. I had to have a laryngectomy as well as a gastric pull up with this one as the tumor was to high to be reached by any other means. My lymph nodes were all clear and I only had follow up radiation after surgery.

I was able to retire from being an educator and qualified for disability with both Social Security and the state teachers pension. I was also fortunate to have LTD insurance which will pay for 4 years.

I was originally diagnosed with breast cancer in 1991 followed by mastectomy with reconstruction, chemotherapy and radiation. In 2008, I was diagnosed with an early esophageal cancer that was resolved by chemo-radiation. I began having a sore throat, then problems swallowing in late 2018 and was subsequently diagnosed with esophageal cancer again. I had no risk factors for esophageal cancer. Perhaps radiation induced... We will never know.

Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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