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EC Survivors - The Five Year Club

Much of the information you find about esophageal cancer presents a rather dismal picture when it comes to surviving the disease. This page was created to celebrate those who have survived 5 years from the date they were diagnosed.

Many of those on this list have truly beaten the beast. Several have survived past 5 years with recurrence and continue to do well. A few, unfortunately, are no longer with us.

If you are a five year EC Survivor, we want to show the world! Those diagnosed or treated more than five years ago are invited to publicly celebrate passing their personal five year milestone here on the EC Café! — Please send an e-mail with your name and year of diagnosis, along with the type of treatment you had and your staging, if possible.

Year

Patient

Stage

Treatment

2013

Kathy Hearne

Stage IV

chemo, rad

2012

Sandy Loomis

Stage III

chemo, rad

2011

Nola H

T3N1M0

chemo, rad

2010

Daniele's husband
Stephen47
Nancy Edwards
Susan Runyan
Joel Collins
Michael R. Leahy
Margaret McDowell

T3N0M0
Stage IV
T2N1M0
T3N1M0
T2N1M0
T3N0M0
T3N0M0

chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, MIE
chemo, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery

2009

Terry Wallace
Frank Brandvold
Debbie Sartain
Carl Messenheimer
Cindy Hilsabeck

T2N1M0
T3N0M0
Stage I
Stage III
T3N0M0

chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo,rad,surgery
chemo,rad,surgery
chemo, rad, surgery

2008

John Kochanowski
Joe Grande
Tony Evers
Robert Oestreich
Joe Saegh

T2N0M0
T1aN0M0
T1N0M0
Stage II
Stage I

chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery
surgery
surgery

2007

Chester Golden
Phil A
Jan Rose
Lucie Johnson

Stage 1a
Stage III
Stage II
T3-4N1Mx

surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery

2006

Bob Jankel
MickeyS
John Thomas
Rosanne Clouston
Dave McGeoy
Ruth White

Stage I
Stage I
Stage III
Stage IIb
Stage IV
Stage IV

surgery, chemo
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo

2005

Judy Anderson
Lin

T3N1M0
stage III

chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad

2004

Bill Ross
Nancy Westacott

T3N1M0
T3N0M0

surgery, chemo, rad
surgery, chemo, rad

2003

Carl Abbate
Keith Buck
Donna Cappiello
Les Coleman
Cary Johnson
Richard L. Johnston
John Muhlhausen
Richard Stienmier

Stage III
-
-
Stage IV
T3N0M0
T3N1M0
T3N0M0
T3N1M0

surgery, chemo, rad
surgery
surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
-
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery

2002

Val Bennett
Maggie Casey
Barbara Emery
Ethel "Sissy" Galloway
Jack Ferguson
Steve Floyd
Randy Hagan
Mark M. Johnson
Bobbi Jones
Jeffery Koch
Kathi McDonnell
Ray Lahna
Daniel Lee
William W Marshall
Rick Thomas

Stage 3
-
T2N1M0
T1N0M0
-
Stage IIa
T3N1M0
Stage 0
Stage III
T3N0M0
T3N1M0
T3N0M0
-
T3N1M0
Stage IV

chemo, surgery
chemo, surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
surgery
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, radiation. RFA

2001

Rick Carroll
Elmore Eltzroth
J.A. Gary
James Ghia
John H. Gibney
Tom Grunow

Lee Hartman
John Hopkins

David Humphreys
Cheryl R. Kaser
Margi Maki
Joseph Malenfant
Mike Middlesworth
Terry L. Moore
Duane E. Schlichting
Diana Semlear
Allan Shaub
Samuel J. Shippen
Marilyn Wachsman
Paula Watt
Joseph M. Welsh
Lisa Waytuk

-
Stage III
T1N1M0
T2N0Mx
-
T3N0M0
T2N0M0
T3N1M0
Stage IIb
T4N1M0
Stage IV
T1N0M0
T3N0M0
T3N1M0
T3N1M0
TisN0M0
-
Stage III
T3N1M0
Stage 3
-
T3N1M0

surgery, chemo, rad
surgery, chemo, rad
surgery
endosopic resection
-
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad
surgery
chemo, rad

2000

Barry Bokhaut
Richard Brown
Janice Clark
Kleo Corsini
Mike Cowell
Tom Dehn
Dario Friso
Mike Greenberg
Eric Greene
Terry Ann Hayes
Jim Huber
Joe Keepseagle
Jonathan Kerr
Donald Lee
Larry McGinnis
John Parkes
Colin Pollard
Derrick Roberts
Barbara Schreiber
Henry Willard
Frank Einstein

-
Stage II
T1N0M0
T3N0M0
T3N1M0
Stage II
T1N0M0
Stage I
Stage IIa
TisN0M0
T2N0M0
T3N1M0
Stage III
Stage II
Stage III
T4N0M0
Stage IVb
T1N0M0
-
-
Stage 1

surgery, chemo, rad
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
EMR, ablation
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo, rad
surgery, chemo, rad
-
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, (rad, chemo)
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery

1999

Teri Behnke
Jim Carter
Jerry Conner
Jim Dailey
Mel Doheny
Roger Freeman
Barbara Fuller
James W. Gillett
Christine Gran
Ray Hall
R. Dan Herod
Jim Hughes
Alan Kennedy
Al Lapides
Brion Larson
Karen Mickleson
Jonathan D. Sarna
Klaus Schiess
Helena Stone
Claire Anne Theodore
Rose Thomas
David Whalen

T3N0M0
Stage III
T3N0M0
T2N0M0
T3N1M0
Stage I
Stage III
TisN0M0
-
-
Stage I
Stage IVa
Stage I
T3N1M0
Stage III
T3N1M0
T3N0M0
T1N0M0
Stage I
-
T4N1M1
T1N0M0

chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo, rad
PDT
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery

1998

Leslie Billings
Helen Dresner
Ron Ginnetty
Ron Kramer
Dan Linegar
Mickey Love
Rita Minter
Phil Mogerman
John Schrader
Holmes Shaver
Roger D. Thompson
Bruce Triebold
Mary Jo Wing

T4N1M1
T1N0M0
T4N1M1
Stage IIa
T1N0M0
T2M0N0
-
Stage IIa
Stage I
T1N0M0
T1N0M0
Stage III
-

surgery
surgery
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery

1997

Ananda Bhagavan
Linda Burgess
Walter Gutowski
Burt Hutchings
Jeanne Knight
Mel Lehan
Steve Preston
John Roy
Larry Stern
Gene Southard
Tom Tonkovich
Allen Trost
Jim Virgin
Audrey Wilson
Jennifer Woyski

T1N0M0
-
-
T2N0M0
-
T3N1M0
-
Stage I
Stage I
Stage I
Stage II
T3N1M0
T3N1M0
TisN0M0
T1N0M0

chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
-
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo
-
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery

1996

John Byland
William G. Churchill
Charles Dietrick
Gerald I. Friedman
Jim Harper
Tom Haynes
John Heasley
Dick John
Robert Marvin
Scott D. Miller
Ruth Carter–"Aunt Ruth"
W. J. O'Connor
Patty Pagnotta
Phil Seifert

-
T2N0M0
T3NXM0
T2N0M0
T3N0M0
T2N0M0
T2N1M0
T2NXM0
T1N0M0
-
Stage IV
-
T2N0M0
T1N0M0

chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo
surgery, chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo
chemo, rad
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery
surgery, chemo
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
surgery

1995

Paul Bentz
Jim Brake
Frank Dunlop
Gwen Harlow
Al Levenson
Steven Levson
John Martin
Bill Miller
Nic Oatridge
Thomas M. Ridler
Robert Scott
George E. Thompson
Les Walker
Eugene Watson
Marc Wolfgram

-
-
-
T2N0M0
-
-
-
-
-
-
T2N0M0
T1N0M0
T2N0M0
T2N1M0
T3N1M0

-
-
-
chemo, surgery
surgery, rad
-
-
surgery
-
-
-
surgery, chemo
surgery, chemo, rad
surgery, chemo, rad
surgery, chemo, rad

1994

Dr. William Bartholome
Marty Baljo
James L. Beck
Rosemary Martin
Don Mankee
Don Merriman
Ed Mitchell
Mike Steeves
Mike Winters

Stage IV
TisN0M0
T1N0M0
-
-
-
-
-

surgery
surgery
chemo, rad, surgery
surgery, chemo, rad
-
-
-
-
-

1993

Norm Benn
Eleanor Brock
John Cobbing
Dan Miles
Carl Norcross
Vikram Patel
Elliot Robinson III
Joel Singer

T2N1M0
-
TisN0M0
T3N1M0
T1N1M0
-
-
Stage IV

surgery, chemo
-
-
-
chemo, rad
-
surgery, chemo
-

1992

Claudia Chester
Gail Garvens
Delmar Lankford
Herb Lund
James Thomas

-
-
T3N1MO
-
-

-
-
chemo, rad, surgery
-
-

1991

Hiroshi Monji
Reid Robbins
David Rowe
Robert Smith
Albert I. Thompson

T3N1M0
-
-
-
T1N0M0

surgery
-
-
-
surgery

1990

Patrick O'Conner

-

-

1989

David Bitter
Ellen Parcells

-
Stage III

surgery, chemo
surgery

1987

Bob Zinn

TxN1M0

surgery, chemo

1974

Jane Pickett

Stage IV

radiation

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