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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): I found it to be difficult to get anyone to take blood from my port. Only the cancer center used the port. Even after I completed chemo treatments other areas would not use the port. One of the reasons I was told to get the port was to avoid getting stabbed often and my veins could get small from the chemo.

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    Hello Young Lady

    The month of April is proclaimed
    'Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month'
    and its official color is 'Periwinkle'

    Now can you tell us what your problems are maybe we can help you or you can help one of us?

    We need more info from you, like stage, did you do chemo, radiation or have an esophagectomy ?

    I was stage T3N1M0 had chemo, radiation and MIE esophagectomy on May 17, 2003.

    The month of April is proclaimed
    'Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month'
    and its official color is 'Periwinkle'

    From a Survivor

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    I am an esophageal cancer stage III survivor of 16 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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