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Oesophageal Cancer

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  • Terrified I have esophageal cancer

    Hi all! I'm a 36 year old mom to three kids and I have had gerd for over a decade now. I've tried Nexium and have been on Prevacid for 5 years. in the last 2 months I've been having some swallowing issues that I brushed off at first. But for the last 10 days I've been having pain …

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  • Advice for esophagectomy recovery???

    Hello. I'm 10 days away from an esophagectomy. I'm wondering if any of you who have been through this before have advice that might be useful during the recovery stage. I used the "ankle problems" area of these boards last year and received many extremely helpful tips there for …

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  • Please help.. Esophageal cancer?!😞

    To start off I am 16 years old yes I know I am young but I can’t get fact of me having esophageal cancer off my head. But let me start off when it first started which was mid November of 2017. I started having major anxiety attacks, I would get dizzy, difficult breathing and stuff like that. So I …

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  • Irritation on soft palate, panicking badly

    I'm currently 19 years old, studying abroad, and it is 4 AM. I've been feeling an irritation on the right corner of my soft palate all day. On a whim, I looked up some possible causes, and the only image that's similar to my problem is a 'before' image for palatal cancer. It' …

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  • Moderate Dysplasia

    I,ve been told I have moderate Dysplasia in the cells of the oesphagus and although it's not cancer it could become cancer has anyone else had these and what if any is the treatment for them I have to go for another endoscope soon because the last one also showed a lot of inflammation it's …

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  • Esophageal Squamous Cell carcinoma throat cancer.

    It’s been 7 years since I started treatment and surgery for this. I was 59 years old, mountaineer, scuba diver, sailor, swimmer and cross country roller skater. I weighed 223lbs. Top shape for a 2500 mile backpacking trip. My BMI was 23. The cancer is called as in  remission but I still have …

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  • RFA

    anyone had radio frequency ablation if so can you tell me your experience of it please ? Thanks

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  • Could this be oesophageal cancer?

    So for close to 3 months Iv been feeling a weird pressure feeling around my throat no pain and am having difficulty swallowing saliva only. My throat also feels very tight when I lift my head up or move it side to side. The only reason I think this could be oesophageal cancer is because Iv had …

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  • Could this be cancer?

    I am a 19 year old male with a sore throat and a hoarse voice for months now. I have developed difficulty swallowing and breathing, food often feels to be stuck in my throat. I have a history of acid reflux that has been getting worse for the past few weeks, my physician said that it is very …

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  • Endoscopy fears

    Hi all, for the past 3 weeks I've been having intermittent dysphagia. I had some pain in my right shoulder blade and right chest also. I've got old gerd for a decade and have taken Prevacid and Protonix. I'm terrified that I have esophageal cancer as I've lost a few pounds. The …

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  • Worry about oesophagus cancer

    Hi all, Like many on here I know I have health anxiety, but unfortunately that doesn't stop my anxiety when I get symptoms of things!  My current episode started back in december with pains in my side, I went to the doctor then and they referred me for a non urgent ultrasound. In the …

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  • Food & drink going down slowly

    For the past month or so food and drink has been seeming to go down there he's slowly... In the lower part of my throat and the top of my chest. Today I had a barium swallow and even the x-ray technician said it was definitely leaving the esophagus and going into the stomach more slowly than …

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  • Scared that its esophageal cancer!

    For little over a month i have been experiencing a lump sensation in the throat, adams apple area, along with the sensation of food being getting stuck when eating. Went to the ER and was told it was GERD...but im not so sure. Was referred by my Dr to see a gastroenterologist but that will be in …

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  • I'm Scared of Oesophageal Cancer? Please help!

    I'm 30 years old, female, not overweight, I have Hypothyroidism, but it is within normal range, I don't drink or smoke, but I suffer with severe health anxiety and panic disorder. I've suffered with a tight full chest and throat feeling for the last 4 or 5 months. The last month, I' …

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  • Please I need opinions so badly!!

    So I'm a female in her 30s. Don't smoke or drink. I do have GERD for the last 9 years and have been on omeprazole for it. For the last month and a half I have had this feeling of something in my throat. No swallowing difficulty as of yet. My throat is sore and my ear hurts. Also this …

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  • So scared 😢😢

    Hi everyone. I haven't been eating for 5 weeks, liquids only due to food getting stuck on the left side of my throat. My ears have been sore and my throat has been irritated. I've been wheezing and had a cough for 4 weeks as well. I have been to the doctor and he prescribed lansoprazole and …

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  • Haven't eaten in 3 weeks!! Please someone help me!

    Hi everyone, for the past 3 weeks I've been experiencing a lump in my throat. It feels like sometimes it moves round and I could swallow it or even  cough it up (sorry to be digusting) it's left me unable to eat as when I do I feel like the food is getting stuck around my Adams apple …

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  • our journey approaches the end

    We are not in a good place atm. Due to the cancer being too advanced and his unable to swallow, a NJ tube has been inserted, and his been allowed home, as he wished. It's painful watching him sleep all day, his a shell. It is ethical to put a tube in knowing this will just prolong his life …

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  • Dysphagia, Food gettin stuck

    Hi all, New to the thread. However having these symptoms for the past 3 years. When I wake in the morning and swallow I can feel a lump in my throat when I swallow, it's like a tiny pebble and must move into a different position after getting up from my bed. When I eat small particles of …

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  • Depressed

    I'm 26 year old male with no history of smoking. From last two months I have been experiencing trouble swallowing. Food seems to get stuck mid way in my chest before going down with slight pain. Apart from that I feel burning originating from same site where food stuck and radiate to whole …

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  • Weight loss after surgery

    Can anyone tell me when I will stop loosing weight. I had an Ivor Lewis op in August and then 2 more ops because of a chyle leak and although I am eating 6 small meals a day I'm still loosing weight.  Thanks

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  • Throat or Esophageal Relates

    Throat Questions Posted about a minute ago Not sure where this post would belong, but, assume it's possible here. I have a strong appetite, but coping with a bloated stomach (been about 3 weeks now). Have not had any fever, or sore throat's, but, do have a tickle, or sensation, on the …

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  • Am I at risk of esophageal cancer?

    Hi, I know this is no substitute for an examination by a doctor, but I just wanted help sorting my thoughts and hopefully gain some insight on my situation. I'm 21-years-old, 5'8" (173 cm) and 133 lbs (60.3 kg) and have had this weird symptom where I swallow air (or it could be …

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  • Small cell oesophageal cancer

    My husband has a recurrence of this horrid disease. Was put back on to CAV chemo which did not work. He had internal bleed then neutropenia sepsis. Put back on original chemo which had given him a year free. Once again he has been hoapitalised with neutropenia and sent home with ciprofloxacin. He …

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  • oesophageal cancer

    I had major surgery and my stomach removed 18 months ago and would love to hear from anyone else who had the same operation.

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  • I think that I have Esophageal Cancer, I am extremely scared

    I wanted to reach out and receive some opinions/assurance on a couple issues that I am having and see if you can alleviate some of my concerns.  I am a 29 year old male, average build.  I do not smoke or chew but do drink alcohol. I have reason to believe that I might have …

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  • Really Confused - Need some Advice

    Hey all, I'm new to this forum and just wanted to introduce myself and also seek some important advice. A bit about me - 27 years old, 5'6 and at present 114lb (usually 143lb). Ok, so I'm not going to make this long, just very brief and I hope you guys can give me some constructive …

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  • upper abdomen fullness and spasms

    Hi, I'm a 50-year-old male. My father died of oesophageal cancer when he was 50 (he was a smoker and heavy drinker, I'm neither). I have a history of GERD and have had two endoscopies, 5 years ago and 2 years ago. Both were perfectly normal and biopsies came back negative. A couple of …

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  • Very worried about oesophageal cancer...

    I'm a 22 year old female and I've suffered with regurgitation of food into my mouth since I was around 17-18 but it has got worse over the last few years. I also suffer with acid reflux. I'm 5'2 and weigh about 54kg.  In the last month or two it has become very difficult to …

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  • Oral thrush

    We have had a bit of a hard time recently. My husband had his first session of his second line chemo following a year's remission when the cancer recurred in tge same place. He then spent a week in hospital with a chest infection due to neutropenic sepsis. He returned home and now has oral …

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