Overview of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is when the cells in any part of the esophagus begin to abnormally grow at a fast rate. There are two types of esophageal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Esophageal Cancer Treatment
You may need a series of tests to help you and your physician choose a treatment plan. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of esophageal cancer, and personal preferences. Options may include:
- External Beam Radiation Therapy
- Internal Radiation Therapy
- Photodynamic Therapy
- EGFR Inhibitors Treatment
- Pain Management
Clinical Trials (when appropriate)
*Offered at the following locations: Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano and Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
Specialized Centers for Esophageal Cancer Care
The Chest Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is the only program of its kind in North Texas. The specialists on the medical staff at the center use advanced techniques to provide expert care for esophageal cancer.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract.