Patient Comments: Esophageal Cancer - Surgery

Question:Please describe the surgical experience you or someone you know had for esophageal cancer.

Comment from: rodney, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 25

I had a burst bowel and when operated on they found esophageal cancer. Six months later I had the esophagus removed. I get terrible pain and nausea and it is now 12 months ago, but that is not long for that operation. I don't know whether it is worth it as recovery is awful. But maybe I will feel better soon. I hope so.

Comment from: Dianahp, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 25

My husband was diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer in May 2014. He was given radiotherapy and chemotherapy which he had a bad reaction to. My husband developed a perforated bowel, it is suspected that the radiotherapy or chemotherapy may have weakened the area, no one will give me answers. It was decided that although he had limited exposure to the treatment he would go on to have surgery to remove the tumor that was at the junction of his esophagus and stomach. He survived the operation which was not an easy operation, but he went in with hope of a cure. I lost him 20/12/2014.

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