What is the outlook for people with esophageal cancer?

The chance of recovery depends on the stage of the cancer and the person’s general health. If caught early, esophageal cancer can often be successfully treated.

Unfortunately, esophageal cancer usually is not discovered until it has progressed to an advanced stage, when treatment is less successful.

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