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Esophageal Cancer

Stage IV Esophageal Cancer

02/25/2010

Question:

My grandmother was diagnosed with Esophageal cancer in September 2009. It is February 2010 and the cancer has already spread to her liver. I was wondering what her life expectancy can be if the cancer is spreading this quickly.

Answer:

Life expectancy can be very variable in this instance. The cancer is not curable at this stage, but potentially treatable if her oncologist determines she is a candidate for it.

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Response by:

Tanios   Bekaii-Saab, MD Tanios Bekaii-Saab, MD
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University