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Esophagus

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radiation for esophagus cancer

radiation for esophagus cancer

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  • 1. Esophagus Cancer
    • Understanding the disease
    • Treatment options
    • Side effects of treatment
  • 2. Cancer usually causes narrowing of the esophagus causing obstruction and trouble swallowing
  • 3. The location of the tumor is measured as the distance from the teeth
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  • 7. Lymph nodes from the esophagus
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  • 9. Lymph Nodes at Risk for GE junction
  • 10. CT Location of the Lymph Nodes
  • 11. Reading a CT Scan
  • 12. Cross Section Anatomy of the Chest
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  • 14. Cross Section Anatomy of the Chest
  • 15. Normal CT Scan through the esophagus, normally the esophagus has a thin wall
  • 16. Cancer on CT Scan – the esophagus looks thickened (like a donut)
  • 17. PET Scan through Middle Esophagus
  • 18. PET Scan through Lower Esophagus
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  • 20. PET Scan = Cancer in Lower Esophagus
  • 21. Types of Esophagus Cancer
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (upper or middle, related to smoking_
    • Adenocarcinoma (lower or where the esophagus joins the stomach (GE junction) related to reflux or GERD (Barrett’s esophagus)
  • 22. Stages of Esophagus Cancer
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  • 31. Side Effects of Esophagus Radiation
    • Esophagus – sore throat or trouble swallowing
    • Trachea or lungs – cough or shortness of breath
    • Chest wall – tenderness
    • Skin – sunburn
    • Fatigue