Oesophageal Cancer

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Tumor that occurs in esophagus - tube which connects from throat to the stomach. This causes difficulty in swallowing, chest pain, cough, sudden weight loss and heartburn.
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Urgent medical attention is usually recommended by healthcare providers
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Certain types can be dangerous or life threatening
How common is condition?
Very rare (Fewer than 20,000 cases per year in US)
Is condition treatable?
Treatable by a medical professional
Does diagnosis require lab test or imaging?
Often requires lab test or imaging
Time taken for recovery
Can last several months or years
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Common for ages 60 and older
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More common in males
Source: Focus Medica . For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the best treatment for esophageal cancer?

    Treatment options for stage IV esophageal cancer include the following:

    • Chemoradiation therapy followed by surgery (for patients with stage IVA disease).
    • Chemotherapy, which has provided partial responses for patients with metastatic distal esophageal adenocarcinomas. ...
    • Nd:YAG endoluminal tumor destruction or electrocoagulation. ...
    • Endoscopic-placed stents to provide palliation of dysphagia. ...

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    Is there any chance of a person surviving esophageal cancer?

    The five-year survival rate for esophageal cancer overall is about 19%, which is an improvement on the 5% rate seen from 1975 to 1977 and 9% from 1987 to 1989. Use caution when interpreting cancer survival rates. Esophageal cancer survival rates are averages, based on all types of esophageal cancer in patients of all races.

    What are the symptoms and signs of esophageal cancer?

    Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer include:

    • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
    • Weight loss without trying
    • Chest pain, pressure or burning
    • Worsening indigestion or heartburn
    • Coughing or hoarseness

    What is life expectancy for Stage 4 esophageal cancer?

    The stage 4 esophageal cancer life expectancy varies depending on the stage where the cancer has reached. According to surveys the stage 4 esophageal cancer life expectancy is only 6 months after diagnosis. It is very vital to get the right treatments that the quickest time possible. This is how you can increase the survival rate of your condition.

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