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What are the tests for esophageal cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Endoscopy

Endoscopy is the gold standard test for esophageal cancer.

In brief: Endoscopy

Endoscopy is the gold standard test for esophageal cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. William Nyman
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Esophagram is usually involved in the initial diagnosis.
Endoscopy is also common in the initial workup of symptoms and also has the advantage being able to get biopsy material at the same time. Ct can evaluate the extent. Pet scan can evaluate for extent and metastasis.

In brief: Many

Esophagram is usually involved in the initial diagnosis.
Endoscopy is also common in the initial workup of symptoms and also has the advantage being able to get biopsy material at the same time. Ct can evaluate the extent. Pet scan can evaluate for extent and metastasis.
Dr. William Nyman
Dr. William Nyman
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Esophageal Ca tests

Tests used to help diagnose esophageal cancer include barium swallow study, egd and biopsy, chest ct or MRI and pet scans.
Scans are used to help define disease stage.

In brief: Esophageal Ca tests

Tests used to help diagnose esophageal cancer include barium swallow study, egd and biopsy, chest ct or MRI and pet scans.
Scans are used to help define disease stage.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
Dr. Anifat Balogun
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