A 21-year-old female asked:
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can esophageal cancer be detected by endoscopy? or what other test should a person take?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Esophageal cancer.: While CT scan, MRI scan, and endoscopic ultrasound of my exist for the diagnosis of esophageal cancer, the endoscopy is the procedure of choice as far as imaging the area and also is the only one through which we can achieve biopsy samples for diagnosis.
Answered on Oct 31, 2017
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: It can. that is the best first test to evaluate for esophageal cancer.
Answered on Oct 24, 2017
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