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  Cancer update posting #14

 Diagram of esophagus with tumor  

 Clinical trials for esophageal cancer patients

Summary of my story:

On 2022-9-19 my gastrologist found a large tumor in my lower esophagus.  My first PET scan showed cancerous tumor and several local lymph nodes with cancer.  I first had 3 rounds of chemo spaced 2 weeks apart.  My second PET scan after 3 chemo treatments showed 40% reduction in tumor size.  See Facebook cancer update posts for more details.  I have now had  28 radiation and chemo treatments and I am having more side affects including vomiting, coughing, diahrrea, and feeling very tired.  After several more weeks since the last treatment, I am feeling better.  On March 23 I will have CT scan to see if all the cncer is gone.  Updated March 8, 2023.

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