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Esophageal Cancer Treatment (PDQ®): Treatment - Patient Information [NCI] - To Learn More About Esophageal Cancer

For more information from the National Cancer Institute about esophageal cancer, see the following:

  • Esophageal Cancer Home Page
  • What You Need to Know About™ Cancer of the Esophagus
  • Esophageal Cancer Prevention
  • Esophageal Cancer Screening
  • Smoking Home Page (Includes help with quitting)
  • Lasers in Cancer Treatment

For general cancer information and other resources from the National Cancer Institute, see the following:

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Last Updated: February 25, 2014
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