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What are the side effects of treatment for cancer of the esophagus?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree

In brief: After surgery

Side effects after esophagectomy (removal of esophagus and replacement with the stomach) for cancer include weight loss, reflux, loss of appetitie, and feeling full (early satiety).
Reflux is because the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach is removed. Keys to avoid those side effects are sleeping at 30 to 40 degree angle. And eating 6 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals.

In brief: After surgery

Side effects after esophagectomy (removal of esophagus and replacement with the stomach) for cancer include weight loss, reflux, loss of appetitie, and feeling full (early satiety).
Reflux is because the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach is removed. Keys to avoid those side effects are sleeping at 30 to 40 degree angle. And eating 6 small meals a day instead of 3 large meals.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Multiple

Depending on treatments, there are many potential side effects.
Space is limited here, but these links may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/coping-side-effects and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment and.

In brief: Multiple

Depending on treatments, there are many potential side effects.
Space is limited here, but these links may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/coping-side-effects and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment and.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Multiple

Major side effects of surgery- healing problems, eating problems (small frequent portions, dumping syndrome), pain control.
For chemotherapy- commonly nausea/vomitting, low blood counts, weight loss, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. For radiotherapy- commonly fatigue, heartburn, skin reactions, esophageal sores, low blood counts.

In brief: Multiple

Major side effects of surgery- healing problems, eating problems (small frequent portions, dumping syndrome), pain control.
For chemotherapy- commonly nausea/vomitting, low blood counts, weight loss, diarrhea, mouth sores, infections. For radiotherapy- commonly fatigue, heartburn, skin reactions, esophageal sores, low blood counts.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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