My grandfather just found out that he has stage 2 esophageal cancer which spread to a local lymph node. I don't know very much about this, I haven't started medical school yet. I looked the condition up in a merck manual, and the outlook was very poor. It said less than 5% of these patients live even 5 years after diagnosis. We just found out and are waiting to hear more from the doctors. Can any of you tell me what you know about this from your clinical experience? Is there somekind of new treatment available? Is the prognosis really that bad? I would be very grateful for any thing you guys can offer about this. Myself and family are very upset right now.