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    Hi, Dingbat. I see you're new to the web site. You have found a great resource here. There are a lot of really wonderful people on this web site - very kind, helpful, and supportive. I hope you find as much support here as I have. I bet you will. Take care. BTW, your pups are very cute.

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    Hi Dingbat
    Cancer survivors and their loved ones should not have to fight cancer alone that's why we're here We have your back. Please keep us updated on your journey. Also be sure to visit the PINBOARD and BLOG pages your will find lots of information, inspiration and a few laughs there.
    I am a 9 year survivor of stage IV esophageal cancer. I am currently dealing with two other cancers. I won't say survival is easy but it is doable and worth the effort.

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    I am an esophageal cancer stage III survivor of 18 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.. 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

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    Radiation (External radiation ): Just in 2nd week so a bit unknown.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I’m only beginning week 2 so difficult to know what’s going to happen. Hoping for the best.

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed)