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What tests determine the stage of esophageal cancer?

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Tests that can help your doctor see how far the cancer has spread and plan your treatment include:

Bronchoscopy, thoracoscopy, and laparcopy are procedures where the doctor uses a scope on a thin, lighted tube to look inside you -- your windpipe and airways, your chest, and your belly --and possibly take tissue samples.

  • Chest X-ray
  • Computed tomography (CT) scans
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Endoscopic ultrasound

From: Esophageal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Esophagus Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Esophageal Cancer Treatment."

American Society of Oncology: “Esophageal Cancer Guide.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Esophagus Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Esophageal Cancer Treatment."

American Society of Oncology: “Esophageal Cancer Guide.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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