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How can you treat esophageal cancer?

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Your treatment depends on the stage of the cancer and your overall health.

Very small or early cancers may be be removed with:

Other treatment procedures include:

  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Targeted therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Electrocoagulation
  • Cryotherapy

From: Esophageal Cancer WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Esophagus Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Esophageal Cancer Treatment."

American Society of Oncology: “Esophageal Cancer Guide.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Esophagus Cancer." 

National Cancer Institute: "Esophageal Cancer Treatment."

American Society of Oncology: “Esophageal Cancer Guide.”

Reviewed by Louise Chang on January 15, 2018

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