Esophageal Cancer Surgery? Pre-habilitate Before Surgery

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Inexpensive, Low-Tech Therapies Prove Their Efficacy in GI Tract Cancers Including Cancers of the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus.

Surgery is often the best, first step in debulking a host of cancers including including cancers of the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus. Understand that some of these cancers have a discouraging 5 year survival rate. Meaning you need to use the most effective therapies possible- high or low tech.

surgical oncology

Debunking cancer by surgically removing as many cancer cells as possible can be extremely effective therapy for the cancer patient.

The article linked and excerpted below reports patients that supplement with  Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs), on average, do better than surgical patients who do not.

Keep in mind that conventional oncology focuses on the “standard-of-care” or those therapies approved by the FDA. Which is not to say that both high-tech and low-tech therapies are important to the average cancer patient.

Have you been diagnosed with a GI Tract Cancer? Are you considering surgery? To learn more about therapies that can improve both your quality and length of life scroll down the page, post a question or comment and I will reply to you ASAP.


David Emerson

  • Cancer Survivor
  • Cancer Coach
  • Director PeopleBeatingCancer

Effects of omega-3 fatty acids on patients undergoing surgery for gastrointestinal malignancy: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Background-Surgical resection remains the primary treatment for gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy including early-stage cancer…

Conclusions-Our meta-analysis revealed that n-3 PUFAs are effective in improving the nutritional status and immune function of GI cancer patients undergoing surgery as they effectively enhance immunity and attenuate the inflammatory response.

Gastrointestinal cancer

Gastrointestinal cancer refers to malignant conditions of the gastrointestinal tract (GI tract) and accessory organs of digestion, including the esophagus, stomach, biliary system, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum and anus. The symptoms relate to the organ affected and can include obstruction (leading to difficulty swallowing or defecating), abnormal bleeding or other associated problems…”

David Emerson is a 23 year Multiple Myeloma survivor. He started as a non-profit in 2004 to help cancer survivors and caregivers navigate the vast world of cancer issues by providing evidence-based information on the most pressing cancer issues. Since 2004, David has impacted over 600,000 people through this website. He is in the process of developing cancer-specific coaching program, and also does one-on-one coaching via phone or email. Thank you for visiting!

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2 comments on “Esophageal Cancer Surgery? Pre-habilitate Before Surgery
  1. Don smittle says:

    Hello my name is Don I’m 64 years old and was diagnosed with iesophagus cancer June 1st 2017.
    Wife and I retired and we live in Thailand, moved here from California to enjoy life:)
    The thought of endless cheap Thai food sounded good but now I have a feeding tube so that took care of that.:)

    Hope to hear from you,


    • David says:

      Hi Don-
      I am sorry to read of your EC diagnosis. What stage were you at diagnosis? Is the feeding tube due to radiation to your esoph. and therefore sensitivity? In other words, it the tube temporary?

      David Emerson

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