Types of Esophageal Cancer Treatments
Your esophageal cancer treatment plan will vary depending on multiple factors, including but not limited to your stage of diagnosis, as well as the location of your cancer. Your dedicated team of cancer experts will discuss your treatment options and plan with you, allowing you and your loved ones to consider all possible treatment options for your diagnosis.
Powerful drugs are specifically designed to destroy your cancer cells that are dividing rapidly. These drugs may be given before or during radiation to improve your outcome and care.
Ask your physician if you would benefit from a clinical trial.
This surgical procedure removes the section of the esophagus with cancer plus a small margin of healthy tissue and nearby lymph nodes and the stomach is re-attached to the remaining esophagus. Sometimes part of the stomach that contains cancer is removed (subtotal gastrectomy) or the entire stomach, lymph nodes, small intestine and surrounding tissue (total gastrectomy)
This targeted therapy assist your immune system to find and eliminate the tumor cells. Late stage esophageal cancer with MMR (DNA mismatch repair) deficiency or high MSI (microsatellite instability) are approved for immunotherapy.
High powered beams (x-rays and protons) are directed to the cancerous tissue to destroy the cancer cells.
Targeted therapies, a new form of chemotherapy, allow our doctors to create personalized treatments to target specific genetic differences by using Genomic testing.