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What is esophogeal cancer?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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Malignant tumor


Esophageal cancer is fairly infrequent malignant tumor of the esophagus. It is ~ #9 cancer in the US. It is most frequently seen in patients who have strong history of alcohol abuse. Smoking predisposes to it as well. Acid reflux is another contributing factor. There are different types of esophageal cancer (squamous one and adenocarcinoma). It tends to spread quickly and early.

What are the symptoms of esophogeal cancer?

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Dr. Richard K. Orr
Surgical Oncology
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Swallowing


Trouble swallowing is the main one. Others may include unexplained weight loss, microscopic blood in the stool, anemia, chest pain. Sometimes heartburn can be a symptom of early esophageal cancer or a premalignant esophageal lesion (Barrett's)

What is the treatment for esophogeal cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology
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Multi-pronged


Treatments for localised esophageal cancer typically invovle surgery; often patients wil get chemotherapy and radiotherapy before surgery to shrink the cancers or after surgery to prevent the cancer from recurring. For cancer that has spread, typically chemotherapy is the mainstay and radaition, surgery, and stenting are used in special situations.
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Dr. Uma G. Swamy
Radiation Oncology
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Depends


Depends on stage, location and the condition of the patient to tolerate treatments - can be a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy (not necessarily in that order).

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Interesting Fact

As more nations have adopted a "Western diet," the rate of colon cancer has increased there!

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Dr. William K. Harris
Family Medicine

What is the prognosis for esophogeal cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology
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Varies with stage


Early stage esophageal cancers can be cured with combination therapy (surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy) in more than a 1/3 cases while the prognosis for advanced and stage 4 cases is very poor; overall survival at 5 years is 20-25% for all comers.

Is urethra cancer fatal?

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Depends upon stage.


Cancer of the urethra is not a very common malignancy but can happen. If a urethral cancer is small and has not spread (low stage), then the cancer may be treated by local therapy and cured. If a urethral cancer is large, deeply invasive and has spread to lymph nodes or other organs (higher stage disease), then it could be a serious problem. Stage is the most important prediction for outcome.
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Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Interesting Fact

In Africa, bowel movements are 2 to 6 daily. Colon cancer is rare.

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Dr. Tracy A. Berg
General Surgery
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Pancretic cancer death rate?

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Dr. Scott Moon
Radiation Oncology
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96% by 5yrs expire..


Sobering statistics. ACS 2013 stats: '...45,220 will be dxd 38,460 will die. Lifetime risk of getting it is only 1.47%...' ~3/4 of those dxd will die in the first year.
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Is this esophogeal cancer? I've had 4 bloody noses every day.

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Very unlikely


Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) and odynophagia (painful swallowing) are some of the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer. Nosebleeds causes are usually divided into two categories, local and systemic factors, although frequently nosebleeds occur with no obvious cause. Esophageal cancer is not known to cause nosebleeds.

Please tell me, could a gynecologic cancer specialist do surgery?

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Yes


a doctor specializing in gynecologic oncology has special training in the prevention and surgical and medical treatment of cancers of the female reproductive tract.

Can a person get gynecologic cancer at 16 years of age?

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Dr. Addagada C. Rao
General Surgery
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Yes but rare


children and young adults are not immune from getting cancers, however fortunately the incidence is very low
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Which area of the body does gynecologic cancer affect?

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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology
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VaginaOvaryUterus


Gynecologic cancers affect the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, fallopian tube and ovaries.
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