Esophageal Cancer - Treatment

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What treatment has been effective for your esophageal cancer?
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Published: October 21

I was diagnosed by accident. I had a CT scan before surgery for prostate cancer. The scan showed 6cm adenocarcinoma near junction of esophagus and stomach which had metastasized to the surrounding nodes and to two lobes of my liver. I never had any symptoms. I’m at stage 4. Surgery is not an option. Biopsy of tissue showed Herceptin could be used as one of the chemo drugs. My medications cost $38,000 every three weeks. Thankfully, Medicare pays for all my medications. As of today, my tumors are 95% gone. Herceptin appears to have affected my heart. I’m going for another CT scan in three weeks..