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to which lymph nodes can esophageal cancer spread?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Esophagus cancer: Para-esophageal or peri gastric lymph nodes, celiac ln, para tracheal or supraclavicular ln.
Dr. Christopher Morse
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Regional and distant: Esophageal cancer can go to any number of lymph node basins. Important is whether they lymph node are adjacent to the tumor, or distant. Regional lymph node spread may be treatable with a combination of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.

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