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Cancer Of The Oesophagus Life Expectancy
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am 25. Diagnosed with Achalasia 5yrs ago, had 2 Hellers Myotomys & 2 Botox treatments. Do I have a higher risk of cancer in the oesophagus?
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?
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
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
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