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How is esophageal cancer staged?

Clinical practice guidelines include evidence-based recommendations for the use of computed tomography, positron emission tomography (PET), endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection and staging laparoscopy to assist with staging esophageal cancer.

Says Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, from the University of Washington in Seattle, “Diagnosis and staging are critical steps in the decision-making process for selection of optimal therapy."

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