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Oesophageal cancer Treatment
Oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancer is the cancer that occurs in the oesophagus due to genetic mutation and subsequent canceration of oesophageal tissue cells. It can be classified as squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma according to the types of cells.

Surgical excision
Oesophageal resection is the most widely adopted treatment for oesophageal cancer. Depending on the patient's condition, part of or the whole oesophagus is removed and replaced with the stomach or part of the intestines. As such, the patient can still eat solid food after surgery. Surgical treatment is mostly used for cancer that occurs in the middle or lower part of the oesophagus.
Radiotherapy kills cancer with high-energy rays, mainly X-ray. It can be external or internal. In external radiotherapy, cancer cells are subject to direct radiation emitted by the instrument; while in internal radiotherapy, a fine needle or catheter is used to transport the radioactive materials through the blood vessels to the cancerous parts and release the radioactive materials to kill the cancer.
Chemotherapy uses anticancer drugs to inhibit cancer cell proliferation or even kill the cancer cells. Chemotherapy can be given either orally or by injection. However, patients may need to use artificial vascular graft while receiving treatment.
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