everyday life and informing said family about changes or updates is important. Patients with cancer can often become depressed and anxious about their treatments and disrupted lifestyle. Providing ways to cope with the side effects of treatments through alternative medicines like acupuncture, relaxation techniques and massage are all great ways to build a relationship with patients. Inform patients and family about medications to be taking, follow up appointments and reminders of what to avoid at home. Supporting families through hospice challenges and being emotional supportive is essential to these patients. Prognosis Prognosis is poor for these patients regardless of how progressed their cancer is. Most patients are caught at a later stage which hurts their likelihood of survival. Patients who have been diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer and are in remission have a 19.9% chance of survival after 5 years. References Cancer of the Esophagus - Cancer Stat Facts. (2020). Retrieved March 23, 2020 from Esophageal cancer. (2018, March 6). Retrieved March 23, 2020, from rc-20356090
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