U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 21-year-old member asked:

How is esophageal cancer treated?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 24 years experience
Depends on stage: There are 4 stages of esophageal cancer (with a and b subtypes for some). For stage i and iia, the upfront therapy is surgery or esophagectomy. For stage iib or iii, treatment is chemoradiation followed by surgery, or definitive chemoradiation. For stage iv, the treatment is chemotherapy, + /- radiation.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Thoracic Surgery 33 years experience
Several ways: Esophageal cancer is treated using a combination of chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery - though the combination depends on the type of cancer, the location and the stage. Your personal oncologist can answer this better because you are unique...
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Concur: Concur with drs cooke and spiers. Esophageal cancer is treated in a muti-disciplinary approach with specific treatments decided based on the stage and health/fitness of the patient. This link may be a useful resource: http://goo.Gl/hjljh.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 24-year-old member asked:
How is esophageal cancer diagnosed?
3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
What are symptoms esophageal cancer?
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
How painful can esophageal cancer be?
3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
A 48-year-old member asked:
Symptoms of esophageal cancer common?
2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
A 40-year-old member asked:
How can you get an esophageal cancer?
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Last updated Mar 18, 2022

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.