I'm currently undergoing staging tests for adenocarcinoma of the oesophageal junction. The first test (CT Scan) indicated that the cancer was still localised and had not spread - which was good news of course. Since then I have had a PET scan (but no results from that yet) - and today I had an ultrasound endoscopy. After the procedure I asked the doc what he had found and he said: "T3 locally advanced".
Looking on the 'net I'm disturbed to find that prognosis for Stage 3 Oesophageal cancer is 14% survivability to five years...
T3 seems to suggest that the cancer has extended through all layers of the oesophagus. Is the prognosis for this stage as bad as these websites suggest?