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End stage esophageal cancer

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
Don't loose hope: I am not sure of the specific question? Each patient is an individual. It is most critical to speak with your cancer team. They will develop multi-di... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Depends: Classic squamous cell carcinoma is seen primarily in drinker-smokers are herpes simplex i (fever blister virus) is also implicated. Recently there ha... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux or gerd. This leads to barrett's metaplasia, then low grade dysplasia, then high grade dysplasia and then canc... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
Hematology and Oncology 26 years experience
It depends: Esophageal cancer can be cured if it is caught early. The prognosis depends largely on the stage of disease. Lower stage disease which is more locali... Read More
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience
YES: Optimal results will be with a comprehensive multidisciplinary thoracic surgical oncology team. For best survival in fit patients, surgery for stage i... Read More
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends on stage: 5 year survival after surgery for stage i non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) is 80%. 5 year survival after treatment for stage IV is <5%. Patients s... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Depends on stage: There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer (with a and b subtypes for some). For stage i and iia, the upfront therapy is surgery or esophagectomy. For st... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh
Hematology and Oncology 29 years experience
Probably: Depending on what you consider fast..Needs to be treated within very few weeks of diagnosis.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Endoscopy and biopsy: Currently, an endoscopy (looking down your esophagus with a scope) and then a biopsy are typically used to diagnose esophageal cacner.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Dysphagia.: Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing is the major symptom of esophageal cancer. At the time of this symptom, patients may have weight loss, chest pain... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Very: Esophageal cancer can be very painful, especially if it has already spread to other parts of the body like the bones.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
Difficulty and/or: Pain on swallowing, leading to weight loss. Commonly associated with tobacco and alcohol use, now prevalent in overweight individuals with reflux.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux squamous cell carcinoma: caused by alcohol, smoking, previous radiation, nitrosamines, achalasia, caustic inge... Read More

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