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What are the types of esophageal cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: Two major types

The most common in this country is adenocarcinoma.
The second most common is squamous cell carcinoma. There are other very rare types such as melanoma, lymphoma and small cell. Also, esophageal cancer is categorized by location, i.e. Bottom third, middle third and upper third of the esophagus. The majority in this country are in the lower third.

In brief: Two major types

The most common in this country is adenocarcinoma.
The second most common is squamous cell carcinoma. There are other very rare types such as melanoma, lymphoma and small cell. Also, esophageal cancer is categorized by location, i.e. Bottom third, middle third and upper third of the esophagus. The majority in this country are in the lower third.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Generally 2

Generally two types: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma this link overview may help: http://www.
Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer.

In brief: Generally 2

Generally two types: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma this link overview may help: http://www.
Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Adeno/Squamous

Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus are most common.
Squamous most frecuently associated to tobacco smoking, scalding food, irritants and adeno to barret's severe dysplasia. Early detection when still in stage i best chance for possible cure.

In brief: Adeno/Squamous

Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus are most common.
Squamous most frecuently associated to tobacco smoking, scalding food, irritants and adeno to barret's severe dysplasia. Early detection when still in stage i best chance for possible cure.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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