What are the different types of esophageal cancer?  

Two main types. The two main types are adenocarcinoma (the most common, derived from barrett's metaplasia) and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and squamous cell carcinoma is generally caused by smoking and alcohol.
Generally 2. Generally two types: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell. Check here: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer.

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What are the types of esophageal cancer?

Two major types. The most common in this country is adenocarcinoma. The second most common is squamous cell carcinoma. There are other very rare types such as melanoma, lymphoma and small cell. Also, esophageal cancer is categorized by location, i.e. Bottom third, middle third and upper third of the esophagus. The majority in this country are in the lower third. Read more...
Adeno/Squamous. Squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma of the oesophagus are most common. Squamous most frecuently associated to tobacco smoking, scalding food, irritants and adeno to barret's severe dysplasia. Early detection when still in stage i best chance for possible cure. Read more...
Generally 2. Generally two types: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma this link overview may help: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer. Read more...

What are possible complications from different treatment methods for esophageal cancer?

Multiple. When deciding a treatment plan one aways must weigh the risks of (rate of occurance) and the impact of an complication vs the potential benefits of the treatment. Surgical complications are many. A partial list includes: anastomotic leak, vocal cord nerve injury, pneumonia, lymphatic leak, blood clots (DVT) and even death to name a few. But is surgery is possible it provide the best chance of cure. Read more...
Here are some. . With surgical treatment via thoracotomy, postoperative incision pain is assured and can be controlled with analgesics. Gastric pull-up procedure will limit the natural esophago-gastric physiology and can cause early satiety, belching, burping, nausea and vomiting. With judicious eating habits, these can be minimized. The trade-off is that cancer is removed depending upon the stage of disease. Read more...
Concur. Concur with drschwartz. These links may aid you: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/treatment and http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/coping-side-effects. Read more...