Esophageal Cancer


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

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Raymond Tsao

Dr. Raymond Tsao completed his fellowship in Hematology & Medical Oncology at The Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.

He is board certified in Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Tsao is currently seeing patients with all types of cancer, with a focus on Gastrointestinal Malignancies (including esophageal, stomach, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer). Click here to learn more about Dr. Raymond Tsao.

Dina Giovanetti

Dina Giovanetti

Dina Giovanetti received her BSN in 1994 and her MSN in 2002 from Florida Atlantic University. She is Board Certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has practiced in Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine for most of her career before joining Cancer Center of South Florida and practicing Oncology. Click here to learn more about Dina Giovanetti.

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