Proximal Esophageal Cancer: Prevalence of previous tumors and their influence on survival
Proximal esophageal cancer (PEC) is a highly mortal cancer with a five-year survival rate of 30%. Because second primary tumors could decrease survival in PEC patients, this research is aiming at finding out about tumors associated with PEC and their infuence on survival. With the use of a database with PEC patients, diagnosed between 1989 and 2014, it was found that head and neck cancers (H&N) are the most prevalent previous tumor in PEC patients. Previous tumors have a negative effect on surivval. Prospective studies are needed to investigate on the effectiveness of prevention and surveillance methods for H&N patients.
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