Abstract

This article is co-authored by a patient with oesophageal adenocarcinoma and his physician, who performed oesophagectomy. The patient relates his pre-operative preparation and post-operative experience. The physician comments on the alarming increase in the incidence of this cancer, risk factors, and treatment. As illustrated by the patient’s report, the physician also discusses the importance of maintaining adequate nutrition, cardiorespiratory fitness, and a positive psychological attitude.

Keywords

oesophagectomy, oesophageal adenocarcinoma, oesophageal neoplasms, patient experience, Barrett’s oesophagus, nutrition

Link to Publisher Version (URL)

10.1007/s40487-017-0044-4

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