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Resection surgery


I was wondering if anyone has had i resection surgery for a GE junction tumor.

  • Post #1
  • Thu Mar 16, 2017
Hi, I'm Craig S.

I had an esophagectomy two years ago following chemotherapy and radiation treatments. I would be happy to share any information about my expierience. The cancer has shown up in my lungs (small tumor). I had radiation (SBRT) last summer and have CTs every three months to check progress. We’re keeping a close eye on it.

Most important:
I feel great.
It was tough, but I survived.
Highly recommend Virginia Mason Hospital

  • Post #2
  • Sat Mar 31, 2018
Hi, I'm George E R.

I’m starting chemo and radiation this Monday. I know it’s going to be tough, but it has not spread. I would love to hear about your experience, it sounds like I will be doing the same thing.

  • Post #3
  • Thu Sep 20, 2018
Hi, I'm Dennis B T.

Two and a half years ago I had a tumor that was 4cm at the junction of my stomach and esophagus. It had not spread which with it being that big was hard for the Doctor to believe. I was given the name of a surgeon at Emory and I called him . He called me back . I made an appointment and went to see him . He told me if he didn’t do another surgery until he did me I would be #731 ! The surgery I had is called an Ivor Lewis procedure . Dr Staley and Dr Felix Fernandez performed an eleven and a half hour surgery on me . The chemo and radiation reduced the tumor to .8cm ! I went home in eleven days ! I was more weak from the chemo and radiation than from the surgery . After I had finished the chemo and radiation the doctors gave me one month to get as much of my strength back that was possible . I can’t say how good my doctors were and still are . Dr Nick is wonderful and Emory with Dr. Fernandez and Dr. Staley were wonderful . Just get prepared to be extremely tired . The worst part was pre surgery. But you can do this . Just a note , please get the best doctors you can . Staley was recommended to me by my oncologist. Good luck ! You can do this !

  • Post #4
  • Mon Sep 24, 2018
Hi, I'm Dennis B T.

Just a correction. The tumor was 9cm not 4cm

  • Post #5
  • Sat Sep 29, 2018

I have had chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the last 3 weeks. I have 27 planned radiation treatments and 5 chemotherapy treatments. The cancer that started in my esophagus has shown up in my left lung within the lymph nodes (small tumor). I am waiting on a Gastric surgeon from MD Anderson to get in touch with Texas oncologist still to discuss a plan to move forward with after the treatments. I just want to know if I am a good candidate for surgery to get this cancer out of my body! Could someone please send me information that would give me directions of what to do next?

  • Post #6
  • Sat Jan 22, 2022

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