Esophageal Cancer

Overview

Esophageal cancer is the seventh most common cause of cancer death in the world. There are two histologies: adenocarcinomas and squamous cell cancers. Symptoms include dysphagia, weight loss, pain, hoarseness, and aspiration. Diagnosis includes an EGD and an endoscopic ultrasound. Staging includes imaging, such as CT and PET scans.

Treatment Options

Treatment options include surgery, neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation, post operative chemoradiotherapy, or for metastatic disease chemotherapy alone. Chemotherapy agents include 5-FU, paclitaxel, docetaxel, vinorelbine, oxaliplatin, and irinotecan.

Esophageal Cancer Specialists

Raymond Tsao, MD

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Tsao is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. He is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on hematologic and gastrointestinal malignancies, including esophageal, stomach, colorectal and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Tsao is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.

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Dr. Vijay Narendran

Dr. Vijay Narendran

Dr. Narendran is board certified in medical oncology and hematology. Dr. Narendran treats a variety of cancers and has a special interest in gastrointestinal and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Narendran is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Hematology.

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