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Is stomach cancer similar to the cancer of the esophagus?

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In brief: Not exactly

Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different.
But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer cells can be similar in both cancers, but esophagus cancer calls can also be a different type. They are generally treated differently with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and would need different type of surgery too.

In brief: Not exactly

Stomach cancer and esophageal cancers are different.
But a stomach cancer sometimes can be located right near the esophagus too. The type of cancer cells can be similar in both cancers, but esophagus cancer calls can also be a different type. They are generally treated differently with chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and would need different type of surgery too.
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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