Dear Cancer Coach-Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, Colitis, Sepsis, Lymph node Involvement- What do We do?
Subject: Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
My brother was recently diagnosed with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma, had surgery to install a j-tube and developed colitis and sepsis, treated with i.v. antibiotics. He has a 5 cm mass on his esophagus and an enlarged lymph node 6.7cm pressing on his stomach. He began radiation treatments last week.
We are seeking advice for the best care in Massachusetts.
The two most experienced centers in Massachusetts for esophageal cancer care are:
“The Center for Thoracic Cancers offers a collaborative, caring approach to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with confirmed or suspected esophageal cancer. Our program often works in collaboration with the Cancer Center’s Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancer to provide patients with the most comprehensive treatment. Consistently ranked as one of the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report, we provide the latest, most effective treatments…”
“At the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center (DF/BWCC), our team specializes in treating adults with esophageal cancer. Our center includes world leaders in the field who are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care, compassion, and experience. Our team makes optimum use of state-of-the-art facilities, research, advanced treatment options, and the full range of support services from a top-ranked cancer hospital and research center…”
If you would like me to research for specific esophageal cancer specialists I will need you to give me a couple of days. I encourage you to consider having your brother take complementary therapies for his antibiotics such as yogurt. Further, I encourage your brother to undergo integrative therapies that will enhance the radiation therapy while reducing the toxicity of this therapy.
Thanks and let me know if you have any questions.
- Cancer Survivor
- Cancer Coach
- Director PeopleBeatingCancer