Esophageal Cancer: Treatments
that forms in lining the (the muscular tube through which food passes from the to the ). Two types of are (cancer that begins in flat lining the esophagus) and (cancer that begins in cells that make and release and other fluids).
Treatment Options for Esophageal Cancer
There are different types of for patients with .
Different types of are available for patients with . Some are standard (the currently used treatment), and some are being tested in . A treatment is a research study meant to help improve current treatments or obtain information on new treatments for patients with cancer. When clinical trials show that a new treatment is better than the standard treatment, the new treatment may become the standard treatment. Patients may want to think about taking part in a clinical trial. Some clinical trials are open only to patients who have not started treatment.
Patients have special nutritional needs during for .
Many people with find it hard to eat because they have trouble . The may be narrowed…