When will I know the treatment was successful?

Posted by Don Higgins, Volunteer Mentor @dsh33782, Apr 23 7:32pm

When will I know the treatment was successful. At that time I could not swallow whole food. I was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in my lower esophagus in September 2022 and had feeding tube inserted. I was not a candidate for surgery. I had 3 chemo treatments and the turmor shrunk 40%. Then I had 28 days of chemo and radiation. CT scan 6 weeks after end of treatment, showed nothing new and nothing grew. The feeding tube was removed and I am now able to eat everything and side affects are gone. I am now scheduled for endoscopy and PET scan in 2 weeks.
Could this be the end?

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Is there ever an end of treatment with esophageal adenocarcinoma? I was told treatment would continue “indefinitely” since there isn’t a cure.
I assume treatment may be different and less frequent?

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