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Esophageal Cancer

Cancer of the esophagus is rare and among the most complex to treat. That’s why you need a thoracic cancer team that has special expertise in esophageal cancer.

At the John Theurer Cancer Center, our thoracic surgeons are the most experienced in the region in treating this disease. You have access to innovative treatments and clinical trials of promising new treatments for esophageal cancer you won’t find anywhere else in the area. 

What is Cancer of the Esophagus?

Part of your upper digestive tract, the esophagus is a hollow tube that carries food and liquid from your mouth down your throat to your stomach. 

Cancer of the esophagus is usually one of three types: 

Adenocarcinoma forms in gland cells that produce mucus in the esophagus. Most often associated with Barrett’s esophagus, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or obesity that can cause chronic inflammation of the lower esophagus. It is the most common form.

Small cell carcinoma is a rare form of esophageal cancer begins in the neuroendocrine cells that release hormones.

Squamous cell carcinoma forms in the thin cells lining the esophagus. Most often associated with smoking and alcohol consumption.

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