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How is esophageal cancer treated?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
4 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on stage
There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer (with a and b subtypes for some).
For stage i and iia, the upfront therapy is surgery or esophagectomy. For stage iib or iii, treatment is chemoradiation followed by surgery, or definitive chemoradiation. For stage iv, the treatment is chemotherapy, + /- radiation.

In brief: Depends on stage
There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer (with a and b subtypes for some).
For stage i and iia, the upfront therapy is surgery or esophagectomy. For stage iib or iii, treatment is chemoradiation followed by surgery, or definitive chemoradiation. For stage iv, the treatment is chemotherapy, + /- radiation.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Several ways
Esophageal cancer is treated using a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery - though the combination depends on the type of cancer, the location and the stage.
Your personal oncologist can answer this better because you are unique...

In brief: Several ways
Esophageal cancer is treated using a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery - though the combination depends on the type of cancer, the location and the stage.
Your personal oncologist can answer this better because you are unique...
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Concur
Concur with drs cooke and spiers.
Esophageal cancer is treated in a muti-disciplinary approach with specific treatments decided based on the stage and health/fitness of the patient. This link may be a useful resource: http://goo.Gl/hjljh.

In brief: Concur
Concur with drs cooke and spiers.
Esophageal cancer is treated in a muti-disciplinary approach with specific treatments decided based on the stage and health/fitness of the patient. This link may be a useful resource: http://goo.Gl/hjljh.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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