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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

12/05/2011

Question:

My Dad has stage 4 esophageal cancer. Diagnosed October 2011. It has spread, chest, and lymph nodes on both sides of his neck How long usually do people live with this cancer progressing rapidly?

Answer:

Thank you for your question.

With advanced Esophageal Cancer the survival time is very much dependent on the pateint and their overall health.

The oncologist treating your father could best tell you the timing of this illness.  


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