About this Meal Train page
Susan was diagnosed with Stage 1B esophageal cancer after an unrelated endoscope discovered abnormalities. The doctors say she is very lucky and it is almost unheard of to find it this early. Unfortunately, they were unable to remove the tumor endoscopically and so the treatment plan for this kind of cancer requires her to undergo a serious three-procedure surgery called an esophagectomy, where they will remove her esophagus and her most of her stomach, and form a new esophagus with the remainder of her stomach. The doctors have said this is akin to a multi-organ transplant. While this is scary for us all, they believe it will cure her cancer -- a rare gift in esophageal cancer. Because she will likely be in the hospital for over a week, and then recovering for many weeks after, we could use meal support whenever it is offered.