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In endoscopy and after in biopsy report it shows initial stage of ca esophagus..But in pet CT it doesn't shows.Dr sgstd for rdtn is it advsble age 87?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
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In brief: It depends.

This sounds like the cancer is localized to the esophagus.
The treatment and possibly prognosis depends on the type & size of tumor. If squamous, chemotherapy followed by surgery is standard, and may be curative. If adenocarcinoma, radiation is one of many therapies, and surgery is rarely curative. I would not put an 87 yo pt. Thru surgery unless the cancer is small. See dr. For more info.

In brief: It depends.

This sounds like the cancer is localized to the esophagus.
The treatment and possibly prognosis depends on the type & size of tumor. If squamous, chemotherapy followed by surgery is standard, and may be curative. If adenocarcinoma, radiation is one of many therapies, and surgery is rarely curative. I would not put an 87 yo pt. Thru surgery unless the cancer is small. See dr. For more info.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Lots to consider...

First consideration--what does the 87 year old patient want to do? Also, what co-morbidities are present & what is the general health & comfort of the patient? Is non-surgical removal of the "initial stage of ca" possible at this time, & does this window of opportunity close soon? If the patient is incompetent, what are the thoughts of the other family members how aggressive to pursue cure?

In brief: Lots to consider...

First consideration--what does the 87 year old patient want to do? Also, what co-morbidities are present & what is the general health & comfort of the patient? Is non-surgical removal of the "initial stage of ca" possible at this time, & does this window of opportunity close soon? If the patient is incompetent, what are the thoughts of the other family members how aggressive to pursue cure?
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