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why do you have damage to your esophagus? from radiation therapy? radiation should have been only 4 weeks for lymphoma.
have you had an upper endoscopy scope to look down your esophagus?
4 weeks of radiation should not have damaged the esophagus.
hodgin's lymphoma are very radiation sensitive tumors, usually only 4 weeks of radiation is needed to kill lymphoma.
the esophagus can tolerate up to 5 1/2 weeks of radiation.
do you have esophageal strictures?
have you been tested for H Pylori?
I assume you have tried proton pump inhibitors
I am not sure if a gastric bypass will work or not.
yes, adriamycin can be toxic to your heart
bleomycin can cause pulmonary fibrosis and can be toxic to your lungs.
the gastric bypass can stop stomach acid from coming up into your esophagus.
but you may have to eat smaller meals and more frequent smaller meals because the stomach will no longer be there to hold food for you like before.
if your doctors think this is the best shot for you, then you should try it.
yes there is more than a 50% chance it will help your symptoms improve.
I don't know of any other options at this point.
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