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Esophageal Cancer Patient Stories

Barry Thomas

Esophageal Cancer;  Stomach Cancer

Barry Thomas

Esophageal Cancer;  Stomach Cancer

Barry Thomas was diagnosed with cancer twice. A patient at Fox Chase Cancer Center since 2003, he considers his team of doctors to be extraordinary. “I’ve had two surgeries, tests and scans, and follow ups, and I have attended support groups at Fox Chase for 13 years. Through these experiences I feel very confident at Fox Chase,” he says.

Lee Mizrahi

Esophageal Cancer;  Stomach Cancer

Lee Mizrahi

Esophageal Cancer;  Stomach Cancer

When it came time for Lee to choose a cancer hospital, it was one of the easiest decisions he would make.

Robert Kabaci

Esophageal Cancer

Robert Kabaci

Esophageal Cancer

Bobby Kabaci suffered from heartburn since he was a child. Growing up, he became so used to it that it never really occurred to Bobby to go to his doctor. Bobby's mother, who worked in a doctor's office, insisted over and over that he seek medical attention. "I finally thought that if I went to the doctor, my mom would stop bugging me to go!" laughed Bobby.

Richard Johnson

Esophageal Cancer

Richard Johnson

Esophageal Cancer

Almost everyone faces challenges in his or her lifetime. For Rich Johnson, his life-altering challenge was a shocking diagnosis of esophageal cancer in May 2008. He was 50 years old. His immediate thoughts were to find out what treatment was available; which cancer centers offered leading treatment; and where he could find the country's top cancer specialists.

James Ferraro

Esophageal Cancer

James Ferraro

Esophageal Cancer

Jim Ferraro has always been a 'glass half full' kind of guy. Retired from the defense industry, he is inspired by nature and the outdoors, the love of his close family and his faith in God.

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