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Dr. David Fleischer: Treating Esophageal Cancer in Kenya

Esophageal cancer is a challenging enough condition to treat at the best medical centers in the U.S. When the condition affects scores of people in a developing country in eastern Africa, the challenge is all the more demanding. David Fleischer, M.D., a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, and his colleagues, working in collaboration with [...]

  • Teamwork. At Mayo Clinic, experts in several specialties form a multidisciplinary team to care for people with esophageal cancer. Working as a team, doctors are able to provide comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans that are tailored to your needs.

    Your care team may include gastroenterologists, surgeons, pathologists, oncologists, radiologists, radiation oncologists, dietitians and others as needed.

  • Experience. Esophageal cancer treatment can be extremely complex. Mayo Clinic doctors have experience treating this disease. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors care for more than 1,000 people with esophageal cancer.
  • A full range of treatment options to consider. Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs and goals.

    The range of treatments offered to people with esophageal cancer includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and minimally invasive and traditional operations, such as esophagectomy. A full range of supportive care, including home enteral nutrition, is also available.

  • Cutting-edge care. Mayo Clinic offers access to the latest esophageal cancer treatments. Mayo Clinic experts are highly experienced in using endoscopic techniques to treat early esophageal cancer and esophageal lesions.

    Therapies may include endoscopic mucosal resection, radiofrequency ablation or photodynamic therapy. These treatments cause minimal esophageal trauma, have a low risk of complications and preserve the esophagus.

  • Comprehensive cancer center. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center meets strict standards for a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center, which recognizes scientific excellence and a multidisciplinary approach to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for cancer by U.S. News & World Report.

May 15, 2014