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, NY, our doctors have extensive experience treating esophageal cancer.
Diagnosing Esophageal Cancer
Early detection is critical. Anyone with worrying symptoms should seek esophageal cancer screening as soon as possible. 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. If the esophageal cancer test reveals an esophagus tumor, then a physician will recommend treatment.
Treating Esophageal Cancer
Treatment options for esophageal cancer depend on the stage of the disease and its location. Esophageal cancer treatment could include esophageal cancer surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy, alone or in combination. No matter what form of treatment is appropriate for you, we will provide the best care possible from the top surgeons and doctors in the area.
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