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A nurse who went to the doctor for symptoms of fatigue in 2013 said she realized it was probably something more than vitamin D deficiency when she started coughing up blood. But Karie Fisher, of Colorado, wasn’t expecting to learn that she was facing stage 4 esophageal cancer, an illness which accounts for just 1 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S.
“I lived in a very rural area at the time, so [esophageal cancer] wasn’t on anybody’s radar,” Fisher, who was 43 at the time of her diagnosis, told Fox News. “I spit up a little bit of blood at one point and I knew that was not good, so I went to the ER and ended up being life-flighted to Denver.”
The article goes on to state the following:
Fisher said she was hospitalized for 10 days in Denver, and on the eighth day, she learned of her diagnosis and that the cancer had spread to her liver. She was reportedly told she was terminal, which is when she found Dr. Toufic Kachaamy at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Phoenix.
Kachaamy said Fisher wasn’t the typical esophageal cancer patient he encounters, as some risk factors include being over aged 50, experiencing prolonged or uncontrollable heartburn, being male, and having a family history of the illness. Fisher did say that she was overweight at the time of her diagnosis, which is one of the risk factors, though not a major one.
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Toufic Kachaamy, MD, Medical Director of Interventional Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Innovation at CTCA in Phoenix, and patient Karie F. share their experience with innovative treatment and hope following Karie’s advanced-stage esophageal cancer… https://t.co/Mw1j1hrGXv
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Her initial diagnosis was terminal, and several years of traditional chemotherapy and radiation failed to help. Now, Karie Fisher is cancer-free. https://t.co/1rNVLHLDxC
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