Tumor erosion can lead to the communication between esophagus and respiratory tract (trachea-esopageal fistula) which may result in persistent coughing or recurrent pneumonias.
Dr. Jain says, “It is important to seek medical attention if anybody experiences any of these symptoms, as early detection and treatment can significantly improve outcomes for patients. If you have any of the above mentioned symptoms, a doctor may conduct a physical examination, imaging tests, upper GI endoscopy and a biopsy to find out if a patient has esophageal cancer.”
In recent years, science and innovation have played a significant role in expanding treatment options for esophageal cancer patients. Researchers are exploring new ways to use radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies to treat this type of cancer. Additionally, minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as endoscopic resection, are becoming more widely used, allowing for less invasive and more effective treatments. With the help of evolution of science and technology, new and more effective treatment options are becoming available for esophageal cancer patients.
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