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How long does it take esophageal cancer to develop

A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Depends: Suamaous cell cancer of esophagus is a very dangerous , lethal disease, may not give any symptoms till bleeding or obstruction occurs. Reaching 5 cm... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology 48 years experience
Not easy: To answer. Esophagus cancer can develop over years or months. Prior strictures, chronic irritations and alcohol and tobacco are associated in squamo... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on esophageal cancer http://www.Can... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
Anesthesiology 34 years experience
This varies: Esophageal cancer is inoperable when it spreads through the layers of the esophagus to the surrounding tissues and lymph nodes. I should redefine ino... Read More
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Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Depends on the stage: There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer. Stage i-iii can be considered operable if the patient is of good physical condition. Tumor growing through ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Feras Abdul khalek
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology 15 years experience
Depends : Unfortunately esophageal cancer is an aggressive one but if u catch it early it has a better chance of not recurring. It all depends on the primary st... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tamara Modilevsky
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Get CXR first: You have to see a primary care physician and get CXR because of cough with bloody sputum. If you have problems with swallowing you have to get upper e... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Several years: No lesion begins on initial transformation. There is a premalignant state where the cells appear normal and then a transformation to dysplastic cells... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Esophageal cancer.: While CT scan, MRI scan, and endoscopic ultrasound of my exist for the diagnosis of esophageal cancer, the endoscopy is the procedure of choice as far... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 23 years experience
Just the opposite: Priolosec and other proton pump inhibitors help limit acid reflux. Acid reflux is a risk factor for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Rare: The majority of esophageal Ca's are in the cardioesophageal junction where stomach meets esophagus. This tumor is induced by h. pylori. This organis... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 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
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