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Esophageal Cancer

I have an Aunt whom is 41 years old, and was diagnosed with esophageal cancer which has spread to the lynphnodes. I have the cord blood that I had stored from my daughter that was born 5 months ago. Is there anyway this could help her situation if her blood type is compatible? I know that the stem cells are effective for cancer's of the blood, but am unsure if it will help with this. I would feel terrible if I could have done and it ended up being too late. Please let me know...You can reach me at

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replied February 20th, 2007
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mandausn; unfortunately the answer is no. Stemcell research is still is it's infancy. As it has been found to help it is still considered experimental. Most doctors cannot use this type of treatment because of FDA and CDC restrictions. She will have to undergo the traditional treatment.
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replied March 21st, 2019
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Stem cells are still in research trials.
Proper surgical management followed by chemotherapy will be needed.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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