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Outcomes of oesophageal cancer

Wire oesophageal stent (the latticed stent on this Xray is red arrowed) used to open up a cancerous stricture of the oesophagus.
Wire oesophageal stent (the latticed stent on this Xray is red arrowed) used to open up a cancerous stricture of the oesophagus.

For patients who are reasonably fit and have localised disease on scanning, then cure is a possibility. It is impossible to give an individual patient an exact timescale, and hard to generalise information applied to studies of hundreds or thousands of patients.

The prognosis depends partly on the stage of the disease and how well the tumour responds to treatment. Many doctors will give a percentage probability of survival after a certain time period. However, one does not know how well a patient will do until after the treatment is given and some patients will be cured and some will suffer a return of the disease soon after the end of treatment.


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