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Esophageal Cancer

Esophagus cancer post radiation

07/07/2009

Question:

THIS IS REOCCURANCE OF ESOPHAGUS CANCER [UPPER] ON THE EXTERIOR OF ESOPHAGUS AND HAS HISTORY OF ESOPHAGUS CANCER ON INNER SIDE AND WAS TREATED WITH CHEMORADIATION 11 YEARS BACK AND WAS CURED WITH NO MEDICATION THREAFTER. DOCTORS SUGGEST SURGERY ONLY AS WITH CURRENT CHEMO NO CHANGES ARE FOUND AND NAME OF SUEGERY IS LARYNOPHARTNCOESOPHAGECTOMY GRADE VI. PLEASE SUGGEST IF SURGERY SHOULD BE PERFORMED AND SURVIVAL RATE. CURRENTLY ALSO SUFFERS FROM HYPOTHYROD & HAS SEVER PAIN IN LEGS AND BACK

Answer:

You need to see a surgeon but I need more information regarding the location. If the cancer is closer to the neck, then you need to see an ENT surgeon. Otherwise, you should be referred to a thoracic or general surgeon.

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Response by:

Prakash  Gatta, MD Prakash Gatta, MD
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati