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Doctors treat esophageal cancer with a variable combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, depending on the type and stage of the disease, states Mayo Clinic. For esophageal cancer, doctors often use rad... More »

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Once esophageal cancer is diagnosed and its stage is determined, a doctor can suggest the appropriate treatment plan, reports the American Cancer Society. Depending on the cancer stage and cancer cell type, the treatment... More »

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Pain or difficulty swallowing are common symptoms of esophageal cancer, according to WebMD. Patients may experience hoarseness, coughing or pain in the center of the chest. Other symptoms may include heartburn, indigesti... More »

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Stage 4 esophageal cancer is the final stage of the disease that is characterized by the cancer spreading into a person's lymph nodes, according to the American Cancer Society. From there, the cancer usually spreads to d... More »

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The chance of recovery for those diagnosed with esophageal cancer depends on the stage of the cancer, the size of the tumor and the patient's general health. The earlier the cancer is found, the better the patient's prog... More »

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