Esophageal Cancer Staging

Esophageal Cancer Staging Variety

There are differences of symptoms and treatments when it comes to esophageal cancer staging. Despite its early and advanced stages, esophageal cancer is a very rare and a complicated disease.

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Esophageal Cancer Staging

Esophageal Cancer Staging

Its effective treatment may depend on several factors. This will really determine the proper method of treatment for positive result. Learning some information and facts about esophageal cancer can give you ways on how to prevent it.

There is a variety when it comes to esophageal cancer staging. This determines the right treatment for the patient to be healed. Stage 0 is the early stage of this esophageal cancer. Abnormal cells can be found in the inner layer of tissue that lines the esophagus and may spread to nearby normal tissue. Stage 1 is the stage wherein cancerous cells has formed and spread beyond the layer of tissue in the esophagus. Stage 2 has two stages which depend mainly on the area where the cancer cells have spread. In stage 2A, the cancer has already spread to esophageal muscle or to the outer wall of the esophagus. In stage 2B, the cancer has already spread to any of the 3 layers of the esophagus as well as the nearby lymph nodes. Cancerous cells in stage 3 have spread to the outer wall of the esophagus, tissues and lymph nodes that are near the esophagus. Stage 4 has 2 forms also that depend on the area where the tumor has spread. It can be near the lymph nodes and other organs of the body.

Depending on the esophageal cancer staging prognosis either increases or not. The early stages have good and positive prognosis. Advanced stages show poor prognosis and lower cancer survival rate. Treating the cancer regardless of the stage is how a patient can survive.

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There is then a need to know about esophageal cancer staging and treatment. The usual treatment for stage 0 is surgery. In stage 1, treatment may be only surgery or with clinical trials. Stage 2 and stage 3 may include surgery, chemoradiation and clinical trials. For stage 4, esophageal stents which is a palliative therapy is initiated. There is also a need to undergo treatments through external or internal radiation therapy, laser surgery, chemotherapy and clinical trials of chemotherapy. Fighting off this cancer works best with the proper methods of treatments to apply.

Knowing esophageal cancer staging can give you lots of information as to how to prevent it. You will know the treatments including some new esophageal cancer staging cures. This new staging system will continue to evolve as the esophageal cancer study is more developed. Incorporating epidemiologic and traditional treatments can result to better outcomes.