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20-04-2017 | Esophageal cancer | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma: A Patient and Physician’s Perspective

Oncology and Therapy

Authors: Derek Maule, Mark Boccola, Reginald V. Lord

Publisher: Springer Healthcare


This article is co-authored by a patient with oesophageal adenocarcinoma and his physician, who performed oesophagectomy. The patient relates his pre-operative preparation and post-operative experience. The physician comments on the alarming increase in the incidence of this cancer, risk factors, and treatment. As illustrated by the patient’s report, the physician also discusses the importance of maintaining adequate nutrition, cardiorespiratory fitness, and a positive psychological attitude.

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