Esophageal cancer care at Mayo Clinic

A doctor discusses treatment options with a patient. Collaborative care

Mayo Clinic doctors from a wide array of specialties work as a team to provide the most appropriate care for people with esophageal cancer.

  • Your Mayo Clinic care team. 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.

  • Advanced diagnosis and treatment. 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.

  • 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, proton beam therapy, and minimally invasive and traditional operations, such as esophagectomy.

A doctor discusses treatment and care options with a patient. Individualized care

Mayo Clinic doctors will work with you to review all of your treatment options and choose the treatment that best suits your needs.

April 04, 2017
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