Patient Comments: Esophageal Cancer - Prognosis & Follow-Up Care

What type of follow-up care did you receive for your esophageal cancer?

Comment from: Queenslander, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 02

I was diagnosed with stage 3 esophageal cancer at age 54 in 2009. I was very fit and first symptom was chest pain at the end of 10k run. I went through chemotherapy and radiation well, but became invalid after operation. It took 20 months before I could start exercising and living normally again. Five years on from operation, I'm managing 1k swims 3 times per week + 2-3 runs of 10 to 12k (though time is not what used to be). Tip is to give yourself time to recover from the operation.

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