I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer on June 22, 2017 after just a few months of stomach upset and trouble eating. Heidi and I spent the week of July 24 at the MD Anderson Center in Houston, TX, resulting in a stage IV diagnosis (large main tumor in lower esophagus and into the stomach, and metastasized to two distal lymph nodes).
I've done chemo here in KY with occasional visits back to MD Anderson for testing and follow-up. I spent January and February in Houston doing chemo and radiation. After a period of no metabolic activity, the tumor in my esophagus started growing again, but nowhere else in my body. As a result, after a period of time my team at MD Anderson was considering surgery to remove the main tumor as an option. As of this 12/4/18 update I am about to be scheduled for surgery.
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