A 63-year-old male asked:
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how effective is stenting for patient with 4th stage esophagus cancer at distal esophagus.. my uncle condition after stenting got worsen...

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Dr. Benjamin Rosenbluth
Specializes in Radiation Oncology
Stenting can help: I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. Stenting is usually done to open the esophagus when the cancer makes it hard to get food through. This can be helpful at enabling people to continue eating. However, stenting is not a curative treatment for stage IV cancer. Systemic treatment, such as chemotherapy, is often used to address the disease itself. His worse condition may not be related to the stent.
Answered on Mar 21, 2016
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