Detailed information on esophageal cancer (cancer of the esophagus) including diagnosis, treatment options, patient care, diet, drugs, questions for doctor, support groups and financial assistance.
Latest News - Delivers a news feed of the latest developments and news about esophageal cancer care.
Diagnosis - Provides complete explanation of all the various diagnostic tools used to diagnose cancer of the esophagus and links to more information about each one.
Stage - Explains exactly how doctors determine what stage your cancer is at the moment and what all the various component parts of the stage mean in layman's terms.
Treatment - A thorough overview of all the treatment options for each stage of esophageal cancer: surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, chemoradiation, photodynamic therapy, electrocoagulation, insertion of a feeding tube, and links to more detailed information on each.
Latest Research - Provides concise information about the latest research in esophageal cancer care including chemotherapy advances using rotating combinations of drugs, targeted therapy, and links to the latest clinical research papers.
Clinical Trials - Links to current and future clinical trials. Most of these are limited to Stage I and Stage II patients, but there are some exceptions.
Questions For Your Doctor - A lengthy list of questions to ask your oncologist about treatment options and care choices depending on what your Stage diagnosis.
Support Groups - Descriptions and links to six support groups for esophageal cancer patients.
Financial Aid - A very detailed list of financial aid available for cancer patients starting with government links, pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, non-profit programs that help with co-pay costs, non-profits that help with living expenses, cancer organizations and how to locate groups serving your community.
This app is dedicated to my brother, Frank Ross Reynolds III, who lost his fight with esophageal cancer in June, 2012.
Hopefully, this will shorten the learning curve for other patients and their families plus connect them with the financial help, information and support that everyone fighting this disease needs.