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What can be expected with a diagnosis of cancer of the esophagus? They cut the whole thing out?

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Depends

Esophageal cancer is best treated by multi-disciplinary team approach.
The actual treatments used will be individualized to each patient based on clinical stage, cancer type, and fitness/health of patient. The following links may assist you: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment.

In brief: Depends

Esophageal cancer is best treated by multi-disciplinary team approach.
The actual treatments used will be individualized to each patient based on clinical stage, cancer type, and fitness/health of patient. The following links may assist you: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Depends....

On staging which is determining the extent of spread of the cancer.
If it has not spread then it can be removed surgically or with an endoscope. If it has spread, you may require radiation or chemotherapy.

In brief: Depends....

On staging which is determining the extent of spread of the cancer.
If it has not spread then it can be removed surgically or with an endoscope. If it has spread, you may require radiation or chemotherapy.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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