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Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

17 Sep 2019 21:36

Hi I was diagnosed with oesophageal cancel 12 months ago undertook FLOT chemo then had an oesopahectomy last December with further flot I am post op no more cancer anyone who needs any support please don’t hesitate to ask any questions I am here . 

Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

18 Sep 2019 10:13 in response to mark73

Thanks for your message, it gives me hope that the outcome for my mother will be the same.

Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

2 Dec 2019 18:25 in response to mark73

Hi. I have esophageal cancer. Diagnosed 2 months ago.  Had first flot chemo session last thursday. 3 more planned then op 13th feb. Any updates and advice from you would be most welcome. Cheers Chris 

Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

2 Dec 2019 20:47 in response to mark73

Hi 

My husband has just been diagnosed with t2 T2 oesophgus cancer. They've suggested he has chemo first then in about 5 months time have the operation.  We are so scared  that if he has the chemo and it doesn't work then in 5 months time it would have spreD.  They said if he goes straight for surgery there could be a chance it returns. Please can you give me some advice? We just want it cut out but we obviously don't want it to return either. We just don't know what to do . 

Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

2 Dec 2019 20:50 in response to Ukjazzer

Hi

How are you finding chemotherapy? My husband has just been diagnosed with T2 oesophgus cancer and they've suggested chemo before surgery but we don't know what to do. 

Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

2 Dec 2019 21:57 in response to Ukjazzer

Hi Chris 

yes I had 4 lots of chemo first then a month off had ct scan and pet scan to see if cancer had shrunk luckily enough it had shrunk and was granted the surgery 

I'm now post op 12 months everything goin fine

i noticed after the first session is that I could swallow foods I struggled with I e bread and meat 

you just have to stay positive and take it step by step it's the only way and hopefully it will come good for you

thanks

msrk

 

Anyone newly diagnosed with oesophageal cancer

2 Dec 2019 22:02 in response to George-mildred

Hi 

I understand you want it just out I was the same but the chemo flot is very strong 

it shrunk my cancer so I could have the op 

you have to go with the chemo I think it's standard practice I had 4 lots of flot chemo first then had ct and pet scan to see if it had shrunk luckily enough it had shrunk and they granted me the surgery

had your husband had any other tests done too see if surgery is viable 

always stay positive and take every step one by one it's the only way 

thanks

mark