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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Is This Re-occurring Esophageal Cancer?
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?
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.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati