Esophageal cancer is a malignant tumor of the esophagus, the tube that moves food from the mouth to the stomach. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. Esophageal cancer occurs most frequently in men over 50. Esophageal Cancer is more common in other countries than it is in the United States, however due to the multicultural population in Brooklyn, our doctors have extensive experience treating this disease.
Diagnosing Esophageal Cancer
Tests used to help diagnose esophageal cancer may include barium swallow, esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and biopsy, chest MRI or thoracic CT/PET scan, and endoscopic ultrasound.
Treating Esophageal Cancer
Treatment options for esophageal cancer depend on the stage of the disease and its location and could include, surgery and chemotherapy and radiation, alone or in combination.
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