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    Hey, armed to fight again but reunited with my great oncologist and my guardian angel a doctor who is actually named Zen Majuk, who also became my closet friend too.

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      Bug

      Very best wishes to you, Fred.

      6 months ago
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      I am so glad that you have such a caring team. You've got this, Fred. Let us know how it is going. Take care.

      6 months ago
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      dollymama

      How are you doing with treatments for your new diagnosis Fred?

      5 months ago
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    Yes, my recent PET scan showed the evil yellow invading force of cancer cells has entered my galaxy again.

    XXX, after three years it showed my esophageal cancer had come back into a few of my lymph nodes, so this week I'm getting a port, shaving my head, and going in for treatment this Friday--so for xmas season I'm drinking chemo nog.

    The way I look at it. Ya accept it, don't cling to how you looked in the healthy, put on the garb of a fight uniform.

    Basically I went to sleep one night and then woke up in the middle of a battlefield, caught between the crossfire of chemo and cancer cells.

    Back again.

    This is my fourth battle.

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      GregP_WN

      Fred, sorry to hear this buddy. I too have just gotten notice of the 4th time around. Mine is laryngeal cancer this time, but it's still squamous cell carcinoma. I'll have surgery next month to take it all out. As you said, we have no choice but to stand up and knock it down again. I wish you the best my friend!

      6 months ago
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      fredreiss

      THANKS. Best fore your success. Fighting Cancerghanistan

      6 months ago
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      Bengal

      I like your attitude! Give it he__!

      6 months ago
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    The film about my battle and triumph of having cancer three times and getting more out of it than it got out of me (Although I wouldn't mind have my testicles and esophagus back! Ha,)

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      GregP_WN

      Great to see you here again Fred, thanks for posting. We hope you're doing well.

      10 months ago
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      fredreiss

      So far esophagus maintenance. Doing Comedy Day in SF on Sept 15 in Golden Gate Park, Thanks and hope you're well.

      10 months ago
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    Getting my esophagus widened by Dr. Zen Majuk. I gave the nurses chocolate donuts and Dr Majuk a jar of pickles he likes. My advice don't go into the hospital in drab clothes--dress up, and you will brighten up their day and get more respect and feel better about yourself. Walk in with your identity not your body!

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      GregP_WN

      I have had mine stretched twice in the last two years. The first one did wonders, the second time was a waste. No improvement at all. I have other issues. Did your stretching help?

      10 months ago
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      I get it widened almost every four months. The section where they connect your stomach to the remaining esophagus slowly narrows. One solution that I'm pursuing is a stint. So I would look into that. Best of luck to you in good health.

      10 months ago
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    3-time cancer survivor, comedian, author, and inspirational speaker, getting ready to perform on Comedy Day: killed cancer on a stage instead of the stage of cancer killing me:

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    Check our my cancer-joking performance on Comedy Day in San Francisco two weeks ago. I'm a three-time cancer survivor:

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