The evidence-based treatment plan your doctor chooses is based on a number of factors: type of cancer, grade and stage of the cancer, your overall health, and your treatment preferences.
Surgery can be used to treat esophageal cancer alone or with other therapies, like chemotherapy and radiation. If your tumors are small, it may be possible for the surgeon to remove them and the surrounding tissue using an endoscope.
Additional surgical options include:
- Esophagectomy: Removal of the portion of the esophagus that contains the tumor, as well as the upper part of your stomach and nearby lymph nodes. The remaining esophagus is then reconnected to your stomach.
- Esophagogastrectomy: Removal of part of your esophagus, nearby lymph nodes, and a larger part of your stomach. The remainder of your stomach is then pulled up and reattached to your esophagus.
Chemotherapy for gynecologic cancers involves the use of medications to shrink or kill cancerous cells. These medications may be taken intravenously (IV) or as pills.
The board-certified medical oncologists, nurses, and technicians at Connecticut Oncology Group provide the most effective, advanced care with warm, personal attention and support for patients and their families. Your medical oncology team will work closely with your other providers and help provide access to clinical trials.
Radiation oncology is the highly-controlled use of radiation to cure or treat symptoms of your cancer.
Learn more about radiation therapy options at Middlesex