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Which tests can be carried out in the diagnosis of cancer of the oesophagus?

Which tests can be carried out in the diagnosis of cancer of the oesophagus?

EGD: The best test would be an upper GI endoscopy with biopsy of suspicious areas. An upper GI swallow (barium) would evaluate any degree of stricture as a preliminary exam. Also, ct of the chest would help evaluate nodal involvement. Finally, a pet scan could help evaluate for distal metastatic disease. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Scared of oesophagus cancer help how can I prevent it?

Scared of oesophagus cancer help how can I prevent it?

LIFESTYLE: Your best bet is not to smoke, at all. Don't drink to excess. Keep your weight in a good range, to limit reflux. If you're having more than just infrequent heartburn, see your doctor. Otherwise, don't worry to much about it, and be happy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

Does Barrett's oesophagus always cause oesophageal cancer?

No: Barrett's esophagus is one of the complications of GERD. It is characterized by the replacement of the normal stratified squamous epithelium lining of the esophagus by simple columnar epithelium with goblet cells About 10% of people with chronic symptoms of GERD develop Barrett's esophagus.Patients with Barrett's esophagus do have an increase the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma but the complication is rare with less than 1% of patients developing this particular cancer ...Read more

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Family member has oesophagus cancer, got told today it has spread to his liver (2 lesions), what will happen next? What's the survival rate?

Family member has oesophagus cancer, got told today it has spread to his liver (2 lesions), what will happen next? What's the survival rate?

Seek treatment: Cancer of the Esophagus doe shave fairly good treatment which you should be able to receive if you go to a Hospital which treats patients with a diagnosis of cancer. You will likely be offered chemotherapy. Most patients can achieve benefit last for 6 months up to 2 years, sometimes even longer. So keep hope, put up a good fight and Pray that the Lord will also help you, if you do your part. ...Read more

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Since Jan/14 I have felt like a sweet has been stuck in my throat. An endoscopy shows a lump in my oesophagus. Otherwise im fine. Could it be Cancer?

Since Jan/14 I have felt like a sweet has been stuck in my throat. An endoscopy shows a lump in my oesophagus. Otherwise im fine. Could it be Cancer?

Biopsy: Did the person doing the endoscopy not do a biopsy of the lump? Biopsy and examination of the tissue from the lump would be the way to diagnose the nature of the lump. Cancer is one possibility. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of phase four rectal cancer?

What is the life expectancy of phase four rectal cancer?

For five years: Overall 5 year survival rate for stge IV colorectal cancer is about 38%. That is, 38% of people live for 5years after diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the stage 5 cancer life expectancy for a patient?

What is the stage 5 cancer life expectancy for a patient?

??: First, you have not stated which cancer. Second, no such thing as stage 5. Ussually goes up to 4 (or 3 in some cases). Restate your question better. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

What is the life expectancy for someone living with cancer?

Depends: It will depend on so many factors - the type of cancer, the stage of cancer, the biology/other prognostic/predictive factors; type of treatments, your respond to therapy, your overall medical condition etc. Some cancer can be cured thus the life expectancy will be similar to other people who dont have cancer. ...Read more

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How do doctors determine your life expectancy when you have cancer?

How do doctors determine your life expectancy when you have cancer?

Related to extent of: Stage of Cancer which means extent of cancer(Tumor size and spread of Cancer determine the Stage of cancer) the stage) is the first step in estimating survival possibility. Ask your doctor about the stage of your cancer and where all it has spread in case it is metastatic cancer. Once you know the stage, the response to treatment is the next determinant of survival ...Read more