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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
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
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Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Gulley
26 years experience Hematology and Oncology
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
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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
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Dr. Jon Spiers
31 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Several ways: Esophageal cancer is treated using a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery - though the combination depends on the type of cancer, the l ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
20 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Concur: Concur with drs cooke and spiers. Esophageal cancer is treated in a muti-disciplinary approach with specific treatments decided based on the stage an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Probably: Depending on what you consider fast..Needs to be treated within very few weeks of diagnosis.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Endoscopy and biopsy: Currently, an endoscopy (looking down your esophagus with a scope) and then a biopsy are typically used to diagnose esophageal cacner.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
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
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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
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Difficulty and/or: Pain on swallowing, leading to weight loss. Commonly associated with tobacco and alcohol use, now prevalent in overweight individuals with reflux.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Slow or Fast: It can be slow or fast, but generally its a slow process. Esophageal cancer tends to be circumferential, like a donut. As it grows, the hole or lume ... Read More
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