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Esophageal Cancer Spread To Liver
Late stage esophageal cancer, has mestastasized across lympth nodes, & into stage 4 liver, getting chemo now, how long can the person hopefully live?
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
My mom 79 has esophageal cancer with mets to liver. So far no symptoms, discomforts, normal life. How long she may have with or w/o treatment? Thanks.
Not long.: This is advanced stage because there are mets to the liver. It is therefore not resectable, so it would likely have to be treated with combination chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. At any rate, 5 year survival in resectable disease is only about 20%, so this is likely less than that, and overall 5 year survival is about <5% due to advanced state of many cases. Try to make her comfortable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, it's been a month since his symptoms started & his biopsy, he can only drink liquids. How quickly will the tumor spread? Days? Weeks? Months?
If ascites is severe enough to make lying in bed extremely uncomfortable should we go to the emergency room? Diagnosed with esophageal cancer that has spread to the abdomen. Ascites causing extreme discomfort. He took his pain meds and still cannot lay
When : When ascites causes abdominal discomfort or pain it is generally accepted that enough fluid fluid should be removed from the abdomen for comfort. More importantly, evaluation of the abdomen to ensure that there has not been a colon or esophageal rupture is vitally important. Evaluation for infection causing the accumulation of fluid is also part of the evaluation. The sooner the patient is diagnosed with a potential infection or rupture, the sooner treatment can begin. Extreme discomfort to the point of not being able to lye down would be considered a medical emergency and urgent evaluation should occur. If you are unsure, someone should be on call for your oncologist. Calling them in these type of situations can be very helpful as they can direct you specifically where to go and coordinate your care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Squamous cell carcinoma esophageal cancer prsently spreaded in wind pipe 25mm distance of heart the tumer growth is 11cm is now any chnces of cure.?
Small/don't give up.: At this point, it has spread past the esophageal area/boundary. This is likely to be treated with multiple therapy, like surgery, radiation, and chemotx.. Surgery may help a lot in the case of squamous cell ca., especially if done after chemotx.. I have to say that the 5 year survival of these cases is likely < 5% due to their advanced stage, but depending on the pt., try b/c you never know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?
Not really: What symptoms are you referring here? Esophageal cancer usually is presented with problem with swallowing- usually harder with solid food than liquid. Also, other symptoms like bloathing, pain/discomfort can happen. When the cancer spreads outside the esophagus- for instance the lung, liver -other symptoms related to the location of the spreads can occur like weight loss etc. Cough drop won't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The risk for any cancer, including esophageal is metastasis, or spread of the cancer to distant organs. Esophageal cancer can metastasize to the brain, lungs, bone, liver, adrenal glands and lymph nodes that are away from the esophagus. Pet/ct, chest ct, and brain MRI are all used to help stage the cancer, and determine distant spread. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is a muscular tube-like structure that connects the throat to the stomach. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, vomiting, and coughing. Long standing heartburn may lead to changes in the tissue of the esophagus that is associated with higher risk of cancer. Tobacco and alcohol ...Read more
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