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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

10/01/2009

Question:

My father who is 81,was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer 4months ago. He went through radium treatment, and he is very sick now. what life expectancy has he.

Answer:

Thank you for your question. Your father's physician would be the best person to address the important question of life expectancy, and I hope that you can address this with him/her. Unfortunately, not knowing the details, we can not provide patient-specific diagnoses or prognoses.

Best wishes.

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Response by:

Susan  Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of
Thoracic Surgery
Molecular, Virology, Immunology & Medical Genetics
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University