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Diagnosed with metastatic cancer in liver and lymph nodes. Had surgery for esophageal cancer. Treatment?

My father is 78, and had surgery for Esophageal cancer towards the end of last year. He has just been diagnosed with metastic cancer in the liver and lymph nodes. He is generally quite frail since his surgery last year. Can you give an idea of what typical life expectancy might be? His doctors are not being clear (although we understand its difficult to predict).
Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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Thank you for the query.

The average life expectancy for the metastatic esophageal cancer is from 6-12 months from metastases appearance.

Hope this will help.
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