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What should be expected after treatment of esophageal cancer ?

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Dr. David Cooke answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

After an esophagectomy, or removal of the esophagus for cancer, your ability to eat large meals will be diminished. You will need to eat 6 small meals a day intead of 3 large meals. You might lose your appetitie, so it is important to do scheduled eating to maintain your weight. Also you will need to avoid certain foods. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/esophagus.html.

Answered May 23, 2012

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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha answered

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery

Ca esophagus surgery is very involved. Usually there are life style changes after surgery. The rate of complications is very high.

Answered Dec 18, 2012

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