It’s a cancer that one South Surrey woman says can be so easily prevented.
Many disregard its symptoms – which have similarities to acid reflux.
Veronica Boerma says her husband Jim was diagnosed with esophageal cancer last November.
“Esophogeal cancer is one of the most lethal cancers. Usually what happens is when you’re diagnosed, it’s too late to go through any of the treatments.”
Jim had his esophagus removed last March and is recovering.
Veronica has a message for those who believe they have acid reflux symptoms…but don’t have answers.
“If you suffer from acid reflux, be aware of it, get tested, talk to your doctor…because it can be prevented.”
“It’s very important for people who suffer from indigestion or acid reflux. They should get tested because it can be prevented. It was very frustrating not to have information on it. We actually had to contact a lot of organizations in the States.”
The Boermas will be holding a fundraiser and awareness event in South Surrey next Sunday, at Sammy J’s at 6:30pm.
You can head over to www.boermafamilyjourney.com to find out more about their efforts – and about Esophageal Cancer.