Esophageal Cancer & Dilations
I am 58 and was diagnosed with upper Esophageal cancer in May of 2022. I am blessed after 6 rounds of Chemo & 35 radiation treatments I am in remission. The problem I have now is the radiation caused heavy scar tissue. I have dilations every 4 to 6 weeks at this point as it begins to close in again. Has anyone else had this issue, and if so, did your Dr. have any other options to keep it open longer? They did try a stent however the stricture is so high up. It was painful to keep in and had to be removed a few days later.