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CancerBro - Esophageal Cancer Forum, Esophageal Cancer Group and Support Community
Groza
Posted on Oct. 10, 2019, 1:16 p.m.
Please pray for my mother she is at critical care unit from 2 days....
Hollard
Posted on Aug. 31, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
Getting ready for surgery which is scheduled on next Tuesday. I keep moving forward living day by day, tomorrow is not a promise so let’s keep pushing. Wish me luck and send your love ❤🙏
Spongebob
Posted on Aug. 3, 2019, 5:22 p.m.
Have anyone after esophageal cancer operation suffered from extreme acid reflux?
Weiss
Posted on July 16, 2019, 10:24 p.m.
Hello people, I am new in this community group. Happy to found it at the right time. I have stage 3 esophageal cancer and my doctors are thinking to put me on Proton therapy. Do anyone here have ex... read more
BillH
Posted on July 13, 2019, 1:11 a.m.
Greetings all, I am new to this group, but have been involved with the battle for the last seven months. A quick list of the specifics: I'm a seventy-five year old male in fairly good physical s... read more
EsophagealCancerBro
Posted on July 6, 2019, 1:04 p.m.
Hello Community Members, Hope you are doing great. Recently, we came to know that most people here don't know from where to accept friend requests and read messages. So, we decided to post it her... read more
Simply_Another_Story
Posted on July 5, 2019, 4:17 p.m.
Since two years I am suffering with esophageal cancer stage 4. I went to Germany for my threatment. I had 6 months of chemotherapie combined with some self-thought alternative methods like curcumin... read more
EsophagealCancerBro
Posted on June 28, 2019, 2:13 p.m.
Being a cancer FIGHTER, there are always a lot of questions and doubts in our mind. And who can answer them better than a SURVIVOR. So all the FIGHTERS in the group can ask what's there in their m... read more
DavidGill
Posted on June 27, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
I have Stage 3 Esophagus Cancer. My chemo Dr. told me that with chemo and radiation I would have 33% chance of survival for 5 years without having the surgery.
Nancy
Posted on June 20, 2019, 2:53 p.m.
I am having a little hard time in understanding 5 years survival rate. What does it mean? I keep seeing this everywhere. I am 5 years esophageal cancer free. Does it mean I am going to downhill? Lu... read more

Welcome to our Esophageal Cancer Forum and Support

Join the Esophageal cancer forum and support group for patients and their families, friends, and loved ones. The CancerBro Esophageal Discussion Forum is an online message board and support group for patients, caregivers, and survivors dealing with esophageal cancer. 

Community members support each other like a family member as we believe that no one has to fight this disease alone. You can instantly connect with others to discussing anything privately by sending a message or with the whole community by posting in the support group. 

About Esophageal Cancer:

In esophageal cancer, malignant or cancerous cells are formed anywhere along the esophagus which is a long pipe from throat to stomach. According to American Cancer Society, in 2019 there will be 17,650 new cases of esophageal cancer in the United States

Risk factors of esophageal cancer:

  1. Tobacco/Cigarettes
  2. Excessive alcohol consumption.
  3. Industrial exposure
  4. Older age

Symptoms of esophageal cancer:

  1. Weight loss
  2. Pain in the chest
  3. Chronic cough
  4. Hiccups
  5. Vomiting

Types of esophageal cancer:

  • Adenocarcinoma: It is the most common type of esophageal cancer which usually starts developing in mucus-forming gland cells of the esophageal lining. 
  • Squamous cell carcinoma:This type of esophageal cancer most often occur in the middle and upper region of the esophagus. It usually starts forming in the thin and fat cells that make up the outermost skin. 

To raise esophageal cancer awareness, we have created information articles, infographics, and videos. It also helps our support group members to access information and get support from a single place. 

Community Guidelines:

  1. If you are new to the community, then please introduce yourself to other members. In the Introduction post - you can share about your diagnosis, any experience or story, and what you expect from the support group. 
  2. If you want to stay anonymous, then please do not share any personal information anywhere in the website. You can read more about your privacy controls here
  3. Be kind to others and any use of foul or abusive language is strictly prohibited. 
  4. Do not spam the community with self promotional posts. 
  5. Do not spam other community members with excessive friend requests and personal messages. 
  6. Do not consider any information in the forum as medical opinion.

Read other community guidelines and terms and conditions here