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    GregP_WN wrote on Angelwithhorns's wall

    Hello and welcome, we are happy to have you with us. Please feel free to join in the conversations. Here is a link to our cancer dx page for your type of cancer. Take a look at it to get you started on some information. You will notice at the bottom of that page 4 of our active users who have had that journey already, you may wish to contact them for their experience and wisdom. Also, I encourage you to go to the questions page now by clicking on the questions tab at the top of the page and post what is the most pressing issue you have right now. This will introduce you to the community and get you started on the help you need right now.

    https://www.whatnext.com/conditions/cancer/esophagus-esophageal-cancer

    There are also subtypes listed on this page to narrow down the type of cancer to match your dx. Also, if you can take a few minutes and fill in some details of your journey so far, it will help others as they try to answer questions for you, it also helps others as they search through the data base to find someone like themselves. Confirming your email will allow you to receive updates and notices from the site when someone answers your questions or writes on your wall. Thanks for being with us and let me know if I can help you find any information on the site. After you have an opportunity to look the site over and see what great things there are here, we encourage you to invite your friends, family or anyone you know that may be helped by the connections on WhatNext to join the site also.

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    BILLY22 wrote on Angelwithhorns's wall

    Angelwithhorns come back and share your story with the Angelswithwings (Survivors).

    Most of us have probably walked where you are walking and would be more than glad to hold your hand along the way. We also have fun along the way(laugh).

    Life is great you know I am going on 15 years of trouble free survival (T3N1M0). I did chemo(carboplatin/5fu) 2 - 96 hour infusions, 25 - radiation treatments and then a laparoscopic esophagectomy (05-17-2013) at UPMC. In hospital 5 days, downtown shopping on 8 th day in big city of Pittsburgh.

    Don't know your age or previous health but I was 65 when diagnosed and now 80 and still a healthy and active survivor willing to help you angels.

    A happy Survivorwithwings.

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    BoiseB wrote on Angelwithhorns's wall

    Hi Angel! Please continue to filling in your profile and journey so we can get to know you better. Ask a lot of questions we are here to help.
    I am a seven year survivor of stage IV EC. Survival is doable. It isn't easy but it is worth it.

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    chiefomni wrote on Angelwithhorns's wall

    I am an esophageal cancer stage III survivor of 17 years. We created the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation www.fightec.org in part to help patients with their journey through this disease.
    We have co-authored a book called 100 Questions and Answers about Esophageal Cancer published by Jones and Bartlett and you can get at any book store.
    We have also published a book called Esophagectomy Post Surgical Guide Questions & Answers published by Authorhouse that you can get at any bookstore or on our web site www.fightec.org
    We have support groups that meet by conference call on a monthly basis. Patients calling in with quality of life questions and hearing how other patients have handled a specific issue. We also have a support group for patients who have experienced a recurrence. Go to www.fightec.org and click on services to get more information.
    We also have a 24 hour hotline to help with quality of life questions as well. We have a You Tube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDkh7_H9BOnNASdmG4pdF0g . If you subscribe to this channel, you will receive notice each time we add a video about esophageal cancer to it.
    Good luck
    Bart

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    DaveWaz wrote on Angelwithhorns's wall

    Welcome to the WhatNext family! The WhatNext family is made up of people like you who are looking for help or looking to help others. To help you along your journey the WhatNext family has put together a Beginner's Guide to Cancer that I highly recommend you check-out here: http://bit.ly/10BQKCi. Also, please do not hesitate to reach out to others or ask for help.

    Wishing you the best.

    David
    Founder, WhatNexter