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Esophageal Cancer Life Expectancy


When I look back at the time I was diagnosed, I was told my esophageal cancer life expectancy wasn’t very good. When the doctors told me I had a 5 – 10% chance of living 5 years, I felt as if … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Recurrence Of Esophageal Cancer?


When I was initially diagnosed with esophageal cancer, doctors told me I had a 5-10% chance of living 5 years. I was totally destroyed when I heard this. Even if they could halt the disease, there was always worry about … Continue reading

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Esophagectomy Recovery: Relearning To Eat & Sleep


When I came home after surgery for esophageal cancer, a new era of my life began. Esophagectomy recovery meant learning how to eat and sleep again. Although my stomach was now smaller, I still needed the same number of calories to maintain … Continue reading

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Surviving Esophagectomy Surgery


The first phase of my treatment for esophageal cancer required six weeks of simultaneous chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Now I faced esophagectomy surgery to remove the tumor at the junction of my esophagus and stomach. But first, I needed to rest … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer: Overwhelming Emotions


After my initial diagnosis, I was overwhelmed with a wave of emotion as I tried to get a grip on what I had just been told: You have esophageal cancer and you will have about a 5-10% chance of living … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer Treatment: Chemo & Radiation


In February 2000, I began a new chapter in my life when I started esophageal cancer treatment. The top-notch medical team at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center had diagnosed a Phase III, 5-centimeter cancerous tumor at the junction of my esophagus and stomach. Now … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer: A Brutal Diagnosis


It was December 1999 when I first went to the doctor complaining about food getting stuck in my esophagus. She immediately sent me for an upper GI series which came back with a brutal diagnosis: Esophageal Cancer. A follow-up endoscopy performed … Continue reading

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Q3 2014 – Quarterly Newsletter & Event Information


REPORT The third quarter of 2014 had some significant events and happenings for ECEF and we are pleased to report those to you as follows: New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA) We reported to you in our June 30th Newsletter, that … Continue reading

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Q2 2014 – Quarterly Newsletter & Event Information


REPORT The second quarter of 2014 has been a very active quarter for ECEF and the Foundation has made some significant advances as shown below: New Jersey Wireless Association (NJWA) We are proud to announce that NJWA has named ECEF … Continue reading

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