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How to swallow food after diagnosed with esophageal cancer ?

sir my mother is suffer from oesophagus cancer only a small amount of food she can take there is no pain in the foodpipe when she take meal the the foood is stuck in the throat what can i do for the treatment food stuck in foodpipe then inhale by water,no pain, back pain a little bit,age-50,sex-female,treatment-in ultrasounthere is a barium swallow and in x-ray thera is a type of toumer in the foodpipe so tell me the solution but doctor said we will bind it by clipping and make a space in throat by which mom can eat the food without stucking in foodpipe
Asked On : Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
She may need a Endsocpoy to do a biopsy of the growth to rule out the type of cancer. Because there are two main types of esophageal cancer which exist, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. When the cancer is only in the esophagus and has not spread, surgery is the treatment of choice. The goal of surgery is to remove the cancer. Sometimes chemotherapy, radiation, or a combination of the two may be used instead of surgery, or to make the growth smaller so that surgery is easier to perform. If she cannot tolerate surgery or the cancer has spread to other organs, chemotherapy or radiation may be used to help reduce symptoms. This is called palliative therapy. In such cases, the disease is usually not curable. Speak to her Doctor about all these aspects and Discuss it with your Family and friends to come to a Final conclusion.
Good Luck.
Answered: Thu, 24 Mar 2011
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