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How to treat adenocarcinoma esophageal cancer?

My friend has adenocarcinoma esophageal cancer and has just developed as ascites. I am wondering now if they find cancer in the fluid that was drained from her abdomen just how long they will g
Say that she has to live. My husband, a retired physician, says she probably has only a couple of months.
Mon, 19 May 2014
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If cancer cells are found in ascitic fluid then it will be stage 4 disease with a low survival rate. Patients with this stage on average survive less than six months.
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How to treat adenocarcinoma esophageal cancer?

If cancer cells are found in ascitic fluid then it will be stage 4 disease with a low survival rate. Patients with this stage on average survive less than six months.