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Doctor insights on: Is Cancer In Esophagus Fast Or Slow Growing

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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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Is esophageal cancer fast growing?

Is esophageal cancer fast growing?

Probably: Depending on what you consider fast..Needs to be treated within very few weeks of diagnosis. ...Read more

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How fast-growing is esophageal cancer?

How fast-growing is esophageal cancer?

Slow or Fast: It can be slow or fast, but generally its a slow process. Esophageal cancer tends to be circumferential, like a donut. As it grows, the hole or lumen becomes smaller, and can make it diffiult for food, then liquids to pass through. The diamter of your esophagus can get as narrow as 6mm (18french) before one gets symptoms. ...Read more

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My surgery got rescheduled as my doctor is on jury duty today, does anyone know how fast cancer of the esophagus will spread?

My surgery got rescheduled as my doctor is on jury duty today, does anyone know how fast cancer of the esophagus will spread?

Days to weeks ok: There is no evidence that postponing surgery a few days to weeks will decrease the cure rate from surgery. Obviously, waiting several months is not recommended unless undergoing preoperative chemotherapy or radiation. ...Read more

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How fast does Barrett's esophagus turn to cancer? Had EGD done 9 months ago- no displasia, taking 40mg nexium (esomeprazole) BID ... Should I worry it's to late?

How fast does Barrett's esophagus turn to cancer? Had EGD done 9 months ago- no displasia, taking 40mg nexium (esomeprazole) BID ... Should I worry it's to late?

Barrett's esophagus: The changes in the esophagus associated with Barrett's progress slowly, beginning with unchanged mucosa and gradually progressing. Most people who have Barrett's never develop cancer, especially if they keep their acid reflux under control. Routine endoscopic surveillance can determine if you're likely to go toward cancer. Your doctor can determine the tappropriate intervals. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does it take esophageal cancer to grow?

How long does it take esophageal cancer to grow?

No clear answer: While cancer doesn't develop overnight, processes leading upto cancer can take years. Here is a good overview on esophageal cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer. ...Read more

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How long does it take for esophageal cancer to grow so much that it's inoperable?

How long does it take for esophageal cancer to grow so much that it's inoperable?

Depends on the stage: There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer. Stage i-iii can be considered operable if the patient is of good physical condition. Tumor growing through the esophagus and into surrounding lymph nodes (regional) would be stage iii and still potentially operable. Tumor involving unresectable structures like the heart or bone, or that have metastastasized to distant organs (like brain) are inoperable. ...Read more

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What would renal cancer look like on ultrasound? Is it fast or slow growing?

What would renal cancer look like on ultrasound? Is it fast or slow growing?

Variable: Kidney cancers typically appear solid but distinct from surrounding kidney tissue. Sometimes tumors have cystic (fluid-filled) parts as well which can be well appreciated on ultrasound. Small tumors may be difficult to detect on ultrasound. The rate of growth is not reliably determined by any single study, but is more dependent on the nuclear grade and cell type. ...Read more

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Esophagus (Definition)

This is the muscular structure built like a tube that connects your throat to the stomach though which food ...Read more