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Esophageal Cancer

Reoccuring Esophageal Cancer

06/22/2011

Question:

My family member had their esophagus removed due to cancer a few years ago and most recently had a few spots show up in a endoscope that did not look favorable. What is the prognosis for someone in this situation?

Answer:

If the biopsy showed recurrence, it is usually treated with chemotherapy.  While this is usually not curable, it really depends on the extent of the cancer.

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Response by:

Sandra L Starnes, MD Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati