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    One of our members Lisa Lurie, founder of Cancer Be Glammed is in search of your opinions on life after cancer.

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      GregP_WN

      I have never been one that cared what they looked like, so when I lost my hair in various forms and started getting the stares it didn't really bother me. My hair fell out only in the back one time where radiation was hitting me. One older fella standing in a checkout line behind me once asked me, with a tone of disgust in his voice, why I would cut my hair like that. I turned around and told him that I didn't cut it that way, the cancer did.

      My neck is currently all jacked up, swollen, scars everywhere, with a big hole in the middle of it where I breathe, so no, I'm not too much for caring what I look like or what others think about me. But, there are lots of people that do, this company caters to those who do care and need a little help.

      about 1 month ago
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      LiveWithCancer

      @Bengal. Same here! I also didn't sign up for drawing. Makes the odds better for those who are interested in winning :)

      about 1 month ago
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      CovidCancer

      I didn't much mind when I started changing either, I figure I have bigger things to worry about than what I look like, but I have some friends that went through breast cancer and they wanted to be looking good every day, just like there was nothing wrong with them. For some, it's part of not losing control and still being in charge.

      about 1 month ago
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    I am an esophageal cancer stage III survivor of 20 years. I have been through Chemo, radiation and surgery. We created the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation (ECEF) 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 it 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. Calls are in the evening at 8:00PM (EDT).We have two Thoracic surgeons that attend each meeting Go to https://fightec.org/services/ get more information. You can send me an email at [email redacted].

    We also have a conference call support group for recurrence and stage IV patients. This group meets on a monthly basis and we have a medical oncologist that joins each call. If you are interested please send an email to [email redacted]

    We also have a 24hour hotline to help with quality of life questions as well. The number is on our web sitehttps://fightec.org/services/
    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.

    We look forward to hearing from you

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