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What is the prognosis for esophogeal cancer?

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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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Dr. Chakshu Gupta
Pathology

In brief: Poor

Esophageal cancers are usually very aggressive.
If they have spread outside of the esophagus can usually not be cured. The life expectancy of most esophageal tumors is measured in weeks to months. However, if the cancer is limited to the lining (high grade dysplasia) or is small in size, surgery with or without chemoradiation can help. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001328/.

In brief: Poor

Esophageal cancers are usually very aggressive.
If they have spread outside of the esophagus can usually not be cured. The life expectancy of most esophageal tumors is measured in weeks to months. However, if the cancer is limited to the lining (high grade dysplasia) or is small in size, surgery with or without chemoradiation can help. Visit: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001328/.
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
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