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Oesophageal Cancer

Also known as Cancer - Oesophageal

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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 chest...

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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 burping/belching)...

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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 has...

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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 esophageal...

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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 advice....

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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 expectancy,...

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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 weeks...

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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 eat...

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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 thrush....

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  • esophagectomy early november

    Hi all my dad is 79, he had an esophagectomy early november, he was very fit and still working part time prior to his operation. He had a small tumour in his gullet. They removed half of his stomach and removed the tumour. After surgery he seemed to be better than we expected, but a week after he got...

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  • Small cell oesophsgeal cancer recurrence

    My husband is now one year post chemo and radiotherapy and a recent pet scan has shown that there are some active cells returned in the same area. Oncologist has suggested another course of chemo this time CAV. last time was carboplatin/etoposide. He has agreed without asking any questions. Has anyone...

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  • Quick update on our journey

    Haven't been on here for a while and thought I would update our journey. Well after being told that hubby has an agressive oesophageal cancer and prognosis is 2 months, yep they said 2 months, emotionally traumatised, contemplated ending it all. Then after that traumatic news they do a PET scan....

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  • Worried sick looking for help

    Hi i have a abcess on wisdom tooth which is hopefully coming out this week.But my main worry is my right tonsil is larger than the left and has a small yellow/white lump.the back of throat on right side seens red as well.I did go drs last week and she said the start of tonsilitis and perscibed me antibiotics...

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  • Please help me

    Hello, my name is Alessia and I am a 18 year old girl who has had a very known symptom as all of you. A while back I was not able to swallow food, was sickened by the smell of food even and that feeling lasted for about a month and a half years ago. That time I wasn't sure what was wrong with me...

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  • Can anyone shed some light on why an MRI scan after a CT scan?

    I don't want to make 6 out of 2 add 2 and know that searching for information can more often than not give more worry than it can answer questions.  but the wait for answers (two weeks so far) is frustrating me. ​My mother was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma, Oesophageal Cancer after...

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  • Fear of OC.

    Hi all, I'm a 26 year old male, slim build and active tho I have asthma. 4 weeks ago I woke with heartburn that got worse after eating breakfast I had the heartburn filling for three / four days which has got better in the chest area now but I'm still getting a burning in my throats, upper...

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  • Really scared...

    Hi Guys, I'm a 39 year old male who has a history of GERD. I have pretty much self medicated until a few years back where I started on a prescription for GERD. I think it has been fairly bad for some time at night and I wake up coughing, with an awful taste in my mouth. Recently the medication stopped...

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  • Oesophageal Cancer

    My daughter had a GERD problem. Lot of tests like endoscopy, US scan, Biopsy etc were done in last November and cleared of no major problem including cancer. But she had some annoying feeling in the throat something like ball or a rod is holding like. But no cough, hoarse sound or swallowing probelm....

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  • Pain in sternum, weight loss.

    Hi, I suffer badly with GERD and am having symptoms of pain in sternum between breasts, sore chest and throat, feel the need to cough a lot.  No bleeding, no sickness, no problem eating apart from bread sometimes getting stuck  Had an endoscopy last January which showed nothing, all clear,...

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  • New to this..would appreciate advice

    I am a 42 year old male and I have been experiencing some unusual pains in my upper abdomen, middle of my sternum and towards the bottom of my right rib cage. It switches sometimes to either side of my chest. I also burp...a lot, and while I do not have trouble swallowing, It always feels like there...

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  • Symtpoms of throat cancer?

    Hello everyone, I am a 20 year old male, only ever tried one puff of a cigarette in my life and rarely ever drink and when I do it's like a bit of whiskey. From around early November 2016 I have noticed I find it hard to swallow without having any drink to help get it down, I feel like I am going...

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  • Difficulty swallowing, pain

    Hey everyone, I've been having difficulty swallowing for about a month and a half. Recently the muscles around my neck feel tight and tender especially under adam's apple. Went to the doctor and was given a thyroid ultrasound. Results checked out okay. I have a barium swallow in about a week....

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  • Endoscopy Clear But Have to See Consultant

    My dad has had a check up endoscopy as he has previously had gerd and Barrett's. The endoscopy only showed a tiny erosion and there was no sign of Barrett's this time. He now has an appointment with a consultant gastroentroligist. We are wondering why he now has to see the consultant???? Have...

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  • Grandpa has Stage 4 Esphogeal Cancer Need Advice

    I am his grandson and he was just diagnosed with Stage 4 Esphogeal Cancer within the last month.  It is in the lower part of his esphogus, top part of stomach, and they did a biopsy in his hip area that lit up on the pet scan and said it was in his bone marrow or near the hip area. He is currently...

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  • Desperate for reassurance.

    Hello. My mother is awaiting tests because she has been feeling pain after swallowing for a while now. She's 64 and a non smoker who doesn't drink. I've been online and terrified myself into thinking she has oesophagael cancer. Any words of reassurance to calm me? Please. The doctor...

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  • Chest pains over one month

    Hey guys, So for about a month now I have been having chest pains and back pain, I don't have any swallowing issues but my chest is always hurting along with my back, I get heartburns once in a while too and there is pain behind my breast bone that radiates too my back, did some blood work it was...

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  • The saddest day ever

    Today we found out that my husband is not for surgery as the tumour is advanced. It's the worst news possible. Feel numb and lost the one thing I clinged onto which was hope. How long we asked, maybe they knew but wouldn't say. Life's a bitch and the hope I had is worth nothing. why why why...

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  • Oesophageal Cancer in the UK

    The trouble with this disease is that not many people know what an oesophagus is, how to spell it (in the USA it is an esophagus) or how to say it! The oesophagus, or gullet, is the food tube that takes food down from your throat to your stomach, passing by your heart and lungs.  There is a valve...

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  • worried about Oesophegus cancer

    Brief history: 53 year old male. Since teenager have suffered with heartburn. At age 21 in Englnad after an endoscopy was told i had Hietus Hernia. 6 years ago my dad died of Oesophagus cancer so i was immediatly tested in North America (now live in NA) incase it was herreditory. Was told that i had...

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  • pip

    wondered if anybody knows if I can extend my pip I have 8 months on my enhanced award left and was unaware of time scales. I have no vehicle struggle to walk all the waY to work . Taxis is payed by my pip award Thanku

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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 food...

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