what are the chances of survival of patients having esophagus cancer?

Can the treatment involving surgery,..and chemotherapy, pre and post surgery, cure the disease, fully?..

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  • its in 4th stage........but looking externally , there are no noticable problematic symptoms.....doctors saying operation is not possible right now...ryt nw jus chemotherapy will be given.... upto how many years the survival can be hoped for?....

  • Hi,

    Just calm down and have patience........... it can be cured fully. You have to be mentally strong and support your mother.

    Please have positive attitude towards the treatment, it is a long process but you have to fight and strengthen your mother. To make her capable for Chemotherapy you have to giver her proper and healthy food. Have fighting spirit. If she responds well to the treatment and completed the course, she can live up to 25-30 years and even more than that. So please don't loose hope.

  • Apoorva ,

    Done the Great Job , explaining in such a simple lang.. Megha Apart from Medicine / treatment Positive Attitude is required.. So make your Mom comfortable let her do her daily chores.

  • Spike,

    Thanks for the words. as I have faced the same situation I can understand the seriousness of the topic. There is nothing under our control except mental strength and positive attitude. When people hear 'Cancer', the first thing comes in mind is 'How much time left', 'what is the hope'. But I want to tell the people that, it can be cured just like other diseases.

    So 'Be Positive'.

  • yeah..sure....thnx all fr the support..

  • thnx for these positive words,,,,feelin brave enough once again....i jus pray ur words come out to be true..

  • the chemo is likely to be given in 2-3 days... is there any risk to life, in giving chemo for the first time??... i heard somewhere that chemo therapy results in sudden decrease in blood platelets,,,even blood transfusion is required in some cases....is it true?...

  • the chemo is likely to be given in 2-3 days... is there any risk to life, in giving chemo for the first time??... i heard somewhere that chemo therapy results in sudden decrease in blood platelets,,,even blood transfusion is required in some cases....is it true?...

  • the chemo is likely to be given in 2-3 days... is there any risk to life, in giving chemo for the first time??... i heard somewhere that chemo therapy results in sudden decrease in blood platelets,,,even blood transfusion is required in some cases....is it true?...

  • For details on chemo, how it is given, side effects and how best to deal with them, click on cpaaindia.org/infocentre/in...

    For a free brochure, send a request to susmita.mitra@cancer.org.in with your full address.

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