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Palliative Care for Esophageal Carcinoma an Evidence Based Research

Posted Aug 24th, 2021 in Naturopathic Medicine, News, Tips

According to the latest 2020 Canadian Cancer Society statistics, as many as 2400 new patients with Esophageal Cancer Would be diagnosed that year, and as high as 2300 will die from the same disease in this year.  https://www.cancer.ca/en/cancer-information/cancer-type/esophageal/statistics/?region=mb#:~:text=Incidence%20and%20mortality&text=2%2C400%20Canadians%20will%20be%20diagnosed,510%20will%20die%20from%20it


The main theme of this article will be Palliative Care for Esophageal Carcinoma an Evidence-Based Research.



Palliative treatment for advanced Esophageal Cancer is very essential especially when severe dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) to solids and fluids starts and other symptoms start such as chest soreness and pain, loss of weight fatigue tiredness, and symptoms of malnutrition such as anemia, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.

A systematic review performed on 3684 patients with advanced Esophageal cancer from 53 studies revealed that Self‐expanding metal stent insertion is safe, effective, and quicker in palliating dysphagia compared to other modalities. However, high‐dose intraluminal brachytherapy is a suitable alternative and might provide additional survival benefits with a better quality of life.

This study was published in the  Cochrane Database of Systematic reviews October 2014

If you need more information about this study check this link  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25354795/ 


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