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Is there a cure for esophageal cancer?

Randall Holcombe, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Yes. As with most cancers, it is important to detect this disease early to have the best chance for cure. If you experience any of the warning signs, bring these to the attention of your doctor.

Esophageal cancer is not commonly cured because usually it doesn't produce symptoms until it has progressed. This is part of the reason why this specific cancer is difficult to treat. In late-stage esophageal cancer, clinical trials using experimental procedures and medications are sometimes encouraged.

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