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Can you cure esophageal cancer?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Gulley
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Esophageal cancer can be cured if it is caught early.
The prognosis depends largely on the stage of disease. Lower stage disease which is more localized is more easily cured.

In brief: It depends

Esophageal cancer can be cured if it is caught early.
The prognosis depends largely on the stage of disease. Lower stage disease which is more localized is more easily cured.
Dr. James Gulley
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: YES

Optimal results will be with a comprehensive multidisciplinary thoracic surgical oncology team. For best survival in fit patients, surgery for stage i and iia.
In stages iib and iii, standard approach is chemoradiation followed by surgery. More advanced, i.e. Stage iv, chemotherapy +/- radiation and no surgery. http://goo.gl/6phtu.

In brief: YES

Optimal results will be with a comprehensive multidisciplinary thoracic surgical oncology team. For best survival in fit patients, surgery for stage i and iia.
In stages iib and iii, standard approach is chemoradiation followed by surgery. More advanced, i.e. Stage iv, chemotherapy +/- radiation and no surgery. http://goo.gl/6phtu.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
The most important thing is working with a comprehensive multidisciplinary thoracic surgical oncology team. Your team will evaluate and develop and individualized treatment plan.
Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends on stage

5 year survival after surgery for stage i non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) is 80%.
5 year survival after treatment for stage IV is <5%. Patients should take advantage of participation in clinical trials through nci designated comprehensive cancer centers. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.

In brief: Depends on stage

5 year survival after surgery for stage i non small cell lung cancer (nsclc) is 80%.
5 year survival after treatment for stage IV is <5%. Patients should take advantage of participation in clinical trials through nci designated comprehensive cancer centers. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/surgery/specialties/cardio/thoracicsurgery.html.
Dr. David Cooke
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