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    Proton Treatment

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      It is a different type of radiation treatment. It is supposed to be way less damaging to surrounding organs and tissue. The equipment is ridiculously expensive and an entire new facility/wing has to be built to house the huge equipment which prevents smaller facilities from having it. It does look promising as for having fewer side effects. If it would have been available to me when I had radiation for my last diagnosis in 2008 I wouldn't have the lingering side effects that I endure on a daily basis now. If you are considering it, I can only offer what I have read about it. But based on that, I would take it with no reservations. We hope you're doing well.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): Waiting about 5-days for our meeting with Oncologist who will give us results of PetScan and chemotherapy treatment plan. We will discuss proton treatment and other non-conventional treatments.

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    Oh No (Just Diagnosed): My husband was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus just over a week ago.

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