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stage four esophageal cancer prognosis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Relatively poor: Although prognosis depends on certain factors, including the stage of the cancer, the overall 5-year survival rate for esophageal cancer is about 15%.
Dr. Matthew Hennig
18 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Depends..: On what stage it's found at. Earlier stages that don't show any spread of the cancer can be cured with surgery. Once the cancer has spread, the prog ... Read More
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Staging & treatment: There are statistical based survival estimates by stage. Each patient is an individual. It is most critical to speak with your thoracic surgical oncol ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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
21 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
25 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
19 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
21 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
21 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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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nasfat Shehadeh
28 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
29 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
27 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
46 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
21 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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