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Esophageal Cancer: Surgery Or Not?

Esophageal Cancer | Last Active: Feb 25 10:02am | Replies (18)

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@jrkbls

I had a very similar experience,
I was 72 at the time with esophageal cancer.
The surgeon wanted to preform the operation. The operation was scheduled.
I requested a second opinion which was completed with a EGD & Biopsy. He declared that the operation was not need.
I did not have the operation. That was 16 months ago.
I have ct scans, blood tests EGD regularly scheduled.
So far my cancer is in remission.
Time will tell if this was a good decision.

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Thank you for sharing your experience. I'm wondering if I do get the EGD with a biopsy and it comes back clear of cancer -is there a chance the insurance company could then deny me the option of surgery?I'm certainly hoping the best for you. God willing you remain in remission.

Would you share what type of blood tests they do for monitoring?