Esophageal Cancer

Also called: esophageal carcinoma

Most Advanced Esophageal Cancer Care and Treatment in India

Best Cancer Hospitals of India for Advanced Esophageal Cancer Treatment

MedGinnie offers comprehensive care for patients with Esophageal Cancer, including advanced diagnosis, best treatment options . A team of Surgical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Medical Oncologists and other medical specialties work together to treat each Esophageal Cancer patient We consider each patient's type and extent of Esophageal Cancer to recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. They also carefully consider and select the treatment option that will allow the patient to maintain quality of life with good survival rate

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esOPHAGEAL-CANCER

Cancer that forms in tissues lining the esophagus (the muscular tube through which food passes from the throat to the stomach). Two types of esophageal cancer are squamous cell carcinoma (cancer that begins in flat cells lining the esophagus) and adenocarcinoma (cancer that begins in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids). Esophageal cancer has been categorized into two types that include :

  • Adenocarcinoma : This type of esophageal cancer starts in the glandular tissue in the lower part of the esophagus. The stomach and the esophagus appear together in this lower part of esophagus.

  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma : Squamous cell carcinoma begins in the squamous cells lining the esophagus. This type of esophageal cancer typically occurs in the middle and upper part of the esophagus.

Early esophageal cancer usually does not cause symptoms. However, as the cancer grows, symptoms may include painful or difficulty in swallowing, weight loss and coughing up blood. Risk factors for developing esophageal cancer include:

    • Smoking

    • Heavy Drinking

    • Damage from acid reflux

    • Frequent choking while eating

    • Chest burning, pain or pressure


Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer

The first step in evaluating esophageal cancer is usually an endoscopic examination of the esophagus (esophagoscopy). During this procedure, oncologist guides a thin, lighted tube called an endoscope down the esophagus and into your stomach. The endoscope provides a clear view of the esophagus and allows the oncologist to remove a small sample of tissue (biopsy), which is sent to a pathologist for further study.In some cases, patient may have a barium X-ray, a test in which a chalky liquid (barium) is used to coat the lining of the esophagus so that the lining shows up clearly on a series of X-rays.

Staging tests :
  • CT scans : The first step in staging esophageal cancer is usually a CT scan, a type of X-ray that produces images of the body in cross sections rather than in the overlapping images produced by conventional X-rays. Most advanced CT technology, which is faster, more sensitive and uses less radiation than do older CT scans.

  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scan : The first step in staging esophageal cancer is usually a CT scan, a type of X-ray that produces images of the body in cross sections rather than in the overlapping images produced by conventional X-rays. Most advanced CT technology, which is faster, more sensitive and uses less radiation than do older CT scans.

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) : During endoscopic ultrasound, a tiny ultrasound probe is placed into the esophagus through an endoscope. The probe produces sound waves that penetrate deep into tissue, detecting how far a tumor may have spread into the esophagus wall. EUS can be technically demanding, and produces the best results when performed by an experienced endoscopist.


Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery for Esophageal Cancer at Hospitals in India

Minimally invasive surgery is a set of techniques that use small incisions to enter the body, limiting the amount of healthy tissue that is affected during an operation. Minimally invasive approaches are not effective for all patients with esophageal cancer, but when appropriate these techniques may offer a variety of benefits, including :

  • Shorter hospitalization

  • Less pain

  • Decreased complications, particularly in older patients

Indian surgeons are leaders in performing robotic-assisted surgery. Our team of thoracic surgeons is increasingly integ rating robotic assistance into esophageal surgery, including complex esophageal cancer operations. This sophisticated surgical tool offers finer precision than is possible with other minimally invasive techniques.

Note: Treatment Options/Results may vary from patient to patient depending on their medical condition.

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