Navigation Links
Esophageal Cancer Surgery Can Leave Lingering Health Problems, Study Says
Date:4/6/2012

FRIDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- Surgery for esophageal cancer can result in lingering health problems for long-term survivors, a new study finds.

Common complaints among patients who survived for five years after esophageal cancer surgery include breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia and eating problems, according to researchers from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. Patients who experienced a serious complication after surgery reported worse symptoms.

The study was published online April 2 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

"Patients who suffer serious post-operative complications after surgery for esophageal cancer need very close, long-term monitoring so that any problems that arise can be identified and targeted quickly," said study research team member Maryam Derogar, a doctoral student at the department of molecular medicine and surgery, in a journal news release.

The operation for esophageal cancer, which involves the abdomen, chest and throat, is performed on one-quarter to one-third of patients with the disease. Of these surgical patients, about one-third survive for at least five years after surgery.

The researchers followed 141 patients who had surgery for esophageal cancer in Sweden over four years. In the five years after surgery, about one-third experienced at least one complication, such as severe infection or chronic breathing problems.

The patients were also asked to rate their quality of life. One in six patients had a quality of life well below the national average.

The researchers found those who had a serious complication from their surgery experienced more breathlessness, fatigue, insomnia, heartburn and eating problems than those who did not have complications, and that those symptoms persisted for years.

More information

The U.S. National Cancer Institute provides more information on esophageal cancer.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Karolinska Institute, news release, April 3, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Does BMI affect post-surgical complications, survival in esophageal adenocarcinoma?
2. Scientists link 2 cancer-promoting pathways in esophageal cancer
3. High risk oesophageal cancer gene discovered
4. Study reveals origins of esophageal cancer
5. Researchers use sugar to halt esophageal cancer in its tracks
6. Impaired quality of life: A warning signal after oesophageal cancer surgery
7. Obesity Linked to Higher Esophageal Cancer Death Rates
8. Obesity linked to higher 5-year death rate after esophageal cancer surgery
9. Esophageal Cancer Risk Less Dire for Certain Patients: Study
10. Case Western Reserve receives prestigious $5.4 million grant to study esophageal cancer
11. UNC researcher to help lead new esophageal cancer network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/18/2019)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... July 18, 2019 , ... Dr. ... recent scientific studies in order to accurately address concerns brought to him by his ... of dental floss has been brought to his attention by patients in his Clearwater, ...
(Date:7/18/2019)... ... 18, 2019 , ... Gateway Genomics , a leading developer of genomic ... “ Accurate Fetal Sex Determination from Maternal Blood at 8 Weeks Gestation ” in ... were collected from 108 women at an average gestational age of 8 weeks. Cell-free ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... , ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... leader offering fresh, insightful, honest perspectives on today’s issues affecting humanity at practical ... 12 p.m. PST on Saturday, July 20, 2019. , Guruji Mahendra Trivedi ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... Ky. (PRWEB) , ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... awarded to Eastern Kentucky University’s online Family Nurse Practitioner program. The honor is ... quality in distance education. , The Catalyst Awards honor institutions from around ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... ... of critical access hospitals. , The men and women included on this list ... expansions, mergers and EHR implementations as well as the construction of satellite clinics ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... 2019 , ... Triple W, an innovator of connected health ... will be highlighted at the Japan - U.S. Innovation Awards Symposium ... recognizes startups with Japanese founders developing exciting technologies and highly innovative business ideas ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... July 17, 2019 , ... As the healthcare environment ... to keep pathologists, laboratory professionals and residents on the forefront of the profession, ... care. , Renowned Speakers Covering Crucial Topics , On September 11, Her ...
(Date:7/17/2019)... ... ... Steven C. Bilt, Chief Executive Officer of Smile Brands Inc. spoke about the ... a panel discussion at Dykema’s 6th Annual Definitive Conference for Dental Service Organizations (DSOs). ... Texas. , Bilt co-founded Smile Brands Inc. in 1998 and has been instrumental at ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: