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how long to live with esophagus cancer inoperable

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Mackinnon
33 years experience Anesthesiology
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
Dr. David Cooke
22 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Esophageal cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus is a serious and increasingly common cancer. Early forms are treated by local excision, but once it invades muscle or ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
58 years experience Family Medicine
Other problems: The list is not that long but if you have a colon/esophagus problem it is essential to follow the advice of your gastroenterologist after the biopsy i ... Read More
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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
30 years experience Pediatrics
Biopsy: It can detect inflammation from reflux, allergies, celiac disease, crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Cahill
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Uncertain: You should have had this answer from the doctor who made the diagnosis. You need to return to them on a regular basis. There is no certainty that the ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Nobody knows: I am sorry about your dad's situation. On average , the 5 year survival rate for a stage IV stomach ca is +/- 4-5%. On average, w/ tx, it would be ar ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast Ca: Hi, I'm so very sorry to hear about ur sister's diagnosis, what's the status of her cancer now? Is she on chemotherapy? In General 5 year survival ra ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage 4 lung cancer: I'm sorry to hear about your best friend. Stage 4 lung cancer non-small cell type nowadays with all the advances we have made in modern chemotherapy a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
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 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Golin
22 years experience Radiation Oncology
Unpredictable: It may take forever, or sometimes 5-7 years, in any case if your GI doctor believes that yoi have dysplasia, he or she probably would advise you on me ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Many Yrears: Cancer is a rare complication of acid reflux disease..It takes more than 20 years of untreated disease before this complication occurs.
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