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Why can't esophaegal tumors be removed?

Why can't esophaegal tumors be removed?

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Asked by L. Gibson, Last updated: Dec 20, 2018

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H. Martin

H. MartinContent Writer, Charlotte
Content Writer, Charlotte

Answered on Dec 20, 2018

The problem with this is that in order to remove the tumor, the portion of the esophagus that is infected should all be removed. If the tumor is near the stomach then a portion of the stomach would need to be taken out too to get as many cancerous cells out of the body as possible.

If in case the tumor would be in in the upper or middle part, most of the esophagus would need to be removed and this can be problematic. Take note that this type of disease is considered to be treatable but there is no guarantee that this is curable. This is considered to be an asymptomatic type of cancer until it is already in its advanced stages.

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C. Kenway

C. KenwayContent Writer, Jacksonville
Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered on Jul 17, 2018

One thing that should be remembered about esophageal cancer is that it can be treated but it cannot be cured. This is one of the hardest cancers to treat because the symptoms only start to come out when it is already in its advanced stages. If in case it would be detected during the early stage, the portion of the esophagus where the cancer is found can still be removed in order to cure the disease.

This type of cancer normally targets people who are over the age of 50 but younger people are still at risk of developing this type of cancer. Take note that esophageal cancer has similar symptoms to other conditions that are not related to cancer.

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