Gastroesophageal (GE) Junction Cancer: What Happens After Treatment?

For some people, treatments for gastroesophageal (GE) junction cancer will get rid of the disease. For others, it’s possible that the cancer never goes away for good. However, the best thing you can do is to follow your treatment plan and see your doctor for all scheduled check-ups.

According to the Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association, after treatment, you may have trouble with health problems, like acid reflux, trouble swallowing, and a hard time digesting food. Let your doctor know about any problems you’re having and ask about how to handle them.

Not sure what to expect? Here’s some insight into what you should be doing to take good care of yourself as your body continues to heal:

Train your body to eat again. Cancer in any part the esophagus can make it hard to swallow, which can prevent you from getting the nutrition you need. Some cancer treatments cause nausea, which may make you lose your appetite. Your doctor can prescribe medicine to relieve pain and nausea. A speech and language specialist can also teach you how to swallow more easily.

Watch what you eat, how often and how you feel after. You might lose weight or not get enough