Hello, My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in Mar 2008. Through chemo and recent surgery (July 2009) we are now cancer free! How do we stay that way? His stomach no longer produces acid due to the surgery, however, I'm worried the bile backup might cause problems similar to Barret's Esophagus. Doug originally had no symptoms from the acid reflux which eventually caused the cancer. Should he be under the care of a gastrointerologist? Can an endoscopy still be performed? The thoracic surgeon has released him to the oncologist. But bloodwork and PET scans are not proactive. Are there things we should be doing besides elevating his head at night? What about vitamin B-12 deficiency? Sorry for so many questions. Answers to any would be greatly appreciated. God Bless!
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