Gastroesophageal (GE) Junction Cancer: Treating It One Stage At A Time
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A gastroesophageal (GE) junction adenocarcinoma is a cancer that begins in cells located near the GE junction, the area where the esophagus (or food tube) connects to the stomach. Gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinomas are staged and treated like cancers of the esophagus.
According to Cancer.org, most of the time, the initial treatment of esophagus cancers is based on its stage and how far it has spread. But other factors, such as a person’s overall health, can also affect treatment options.
Here are treatment options you can learn more about and follow-up with your doctor on to create the best treatment plan for you:
A stage 0 tumor is not true cancer. It contains abnormal cells called high-grade dysplasia and is a type of pre-cancer. The abnormal cells look like cancer cells, but they are only found in the inner layer of cells lining the esophagus (the epithelium). They have not grown into deeper layers of the esophagus.
This stage is often diagnosed when