Delayed vs. early surgery linked to shorter survival in advanced esophageal cancer

Early surgery prolonged survival compared with delayed surgery among patients with stage II to stage III esophageal cancer, according to study results published in Journal of the American College of Surgeons.Patients with delayed surgery experienced a 45% reduction in relative survival vs. those who underwent early surgery, researchers noted.“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals have been delaying cancer care and elective surgeries because of limited resources, and patients have sometimes independently delayed their own care because of fears of being infected with COVID-19,”Read More

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