Cancer of the Esophagus (cont.)
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Esophageal Cancer Prognosis
When the esophageal cancer has spread to organs beyond the esophagus, long-term survival is uncommon.
The chance of recovery improves when doctors detect the cancer at an early stage. Five-year survival can exceed 50% for Stage 1 esophageal cancer. They drop to 20% in Stage 2, 10-15% in Stage 3, but are still essentially zero for Stage 4.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
Robert J Fingerote, MD, MSc, BSc
Scott H Plantz, MD, FAAEM
Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD
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