Esophageal Cancer

Posted on December 5th, 2001 by

Each year in the United States, more than 16,000 people are diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Thanks to improvements in treatment, however, esophageal cancer patients are living longer. It is estimated that there are more than 27,000 esophageal cancer survivors in the U.S. today. Advances in surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy have all contributed to improved esophageal cancer survival. In addition, advances in supportive care have made esophageal cancer treatment more tolerable, leading to improved quality of life. Understanding esophageal cancer treatment options, the role of different doctors specializing in the treatment of esophageal cancer, and how and when to access new and innovative esophageal cancer treatment options available through clinical trials is essential in order to achieve the best outcome from esophageal cancer treatment. The Cancer Consultants Esophageal Cancer Information Center has been designed to help patients understand esophageal cancer and esophageal cancer treatment options while providing ongoing information, inspiration, support, and community to individuals affected by a diagnosis of esophageal cancer.

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