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How can esophagectomy surgery help treat gastroesophageal (GE) junction adenocarcinoma?

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Esophagectomy surgery is the main treatment for cancer that hasn't spread. Your surgeon will remove:

Your surgeon will then reconnect the remaining part of your esophagus to your stomach.

  • The part of your esophagus that has the tumor
  • Possibly part of your stomach
  • A small piece of your healthy esophagus
  • Lymph nodes close to the tumor

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Key Statistics for Esophageal Cancer," "Living as an Esophagus Cancer Survivor," "Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Surgery for Esophageal Cancer," "Targeted Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Tests for Esophageal Cancer," "What is Cancer of the Esophagus?"

Annals of Thoracic Surgery : "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines on the diagnosis and staging of patients with esophageal cancer."

Cancer.Net: "Esophageal Cancer: Questions to Ask the Doctor."

Cancer Research UK: "About gastro oesophageal junction cancer," "Survival," "Treatment for gastro oesophageal junction cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Esophageal Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Migration of Gastric Cancer to the GE Junction."

Medscape: "Esophageal Cancer."

NHS: "Living with oesophageal cancer."

Radiation Oncology : "Clinical management of gastroesophageal junction tumors: past and recent evidences for the role of radiotherapy in the multidisciplinary approach."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 06, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Key Statistics for Esophageal Cancer," "Living as an Esophagus Cancer Survivor," "Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Surgery for Esophageal Cancer," "Targeted Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Tests for Esophageal Cancer," "What is Cancer of the Esophagus?"

Annals of Thoracic Surgery : "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines on the diagnosis and staging of patients with esophageal cancer."

Cancer.Net: "Esophageal Cancer: Questions to Ask the Doctor."

Cancer Research UK: "About gastro oesophageal junction cancer," "Survival," "Treatment for gastro oesophageal junction cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Esophageal Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Migration of Gastric Cancer to the GE Junction."

Medscape: "Esophageal Cancer."

NHS: "Living with oesophageal cancer."

Radiation Oncology : "Clinical management of gastroesophageal junction tumors: past and recent evidences for the role of radiotherapy in the multidisciplinary approach."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 06, 2017

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