Esophageal Squamous Cell carcinoma throat cancer.

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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 no salivary glands. Food has to have gravey or sauces for me to masticate. Extreme dry mounts ever night cause gum to recede abnormally fast. I used a feed bag for food, water very day to Thanksgiving day. @ 163 lbs. I soloed an 11,500 elevation hill in the San Bernardino mountains...6 months from start treatment surgery to my self esteem boosting hike. Of the five people who started chemo class with me, at different stages of throat cancer, 3 died of the treatment. 1 survived treatment but ended up doing 12 months in a addiction recovery program to get off the many drugs the oncologist plied us patients with for “pain Managment.” I have plenty of experience with the process and recovery. Please ask away.

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