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What are possible complications from different treatment methods for esophageal cancer?

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Dr. Jess Schwartz
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Multiple

When deciding a treatment plan one aways must weigh the risks of (rate of occurance) and the impact of an complication vs the potential benefits of the treatment.
Surgical complications are many. A partial list includes: anastomotic leak, vocal cord nerve injury, pneumonia, lymphatic leak, blood clots (DVT) and even death to name a few. But is surgery is possible it provide the best chance of cure.

In brief: Multiple

When deciding a treatment plan one aways must weigh the risks of (rate of occurance) and the impact of an complication vs the potential benefits of the treatment.
Surgical complications are many. A partial list includes: anastomotic leak, vocal cord nerve injury, pneumonia, lymphatic leak, blood clots (DVT) and even death to name a few. But is surgery is possible it provide the best chance of cure.
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Here are some.

With surgical treatment via thoracotomy, postoperative incision pain is assured and can be controlled with analgesics.
Gastric pull-up procedure will limit the natural esophago-gastric physiology and can cause early satiety, belching, burping, nausea and vomiting. With judicious eating habits, these can be minimized. The trade-off is that cancer is removed depending upon the stage of disease.

In brief: Here are some.

With surgical treatment via thoracotomy, postoperative incision pain is assured and can be controlled with analgesics.
Gastric pull-up procedure will limit the natural esophago-gastric physiology and can cause early satiety, belching, burping, nausea and vomiting. With judicious eating habits, these can be minimized. The trade-off is that cancer is removed depending upon the stage of disease.
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Concur

Concur with drschwartz.
These links may aid you: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/coping-side-effects.

In brief: Concur

Concur with drschwartz.
These links may aid you: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/coping-side-effects.
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