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    betheboo asked a questionEsophagus (Esophageal) Cancer

    Esophageal Cancer post treatment scans

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      Pro

      My Dr had me getting scans every 6 months to 5 years. 1 every year to 10.

      about 1 year ago
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      2943

      My Thoracic says every 3 mos for a year, then every 6 for 4 more then we will see.

      about 1 year ago
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      BoiseB

      Since my cancer is stage IV my scans are every year for life. That was until this April, when something strange showed up on my scans. However this looked like it might be my other cancer. So we are watching it with blood tests in three months in 3 months and scans in six months. Having two different cancers sort of complicates things

      about 1 year ago
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    Oh No (Large Hiatial Hernia was diagnosed due to surgery): I had to have another surgery to fix a hiatial hernia due to the weakening area after my esophageal rebuild.

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    Other Care (Needed to have 5 endoscopes to open up my new esophagus to be able to eat.)

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    Procedure or Surgery (Surgery): Was a very long recovery after esophageal rebuild. Lots of other procedures were needed to allow me to be able to swallow again.

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    Side Effects (Low white blood cell counts (neutropenia)): Lost a lot of weight, had a lot of trouble eating and swallowing. Very nauseous. A lot of bloody noses.