Esophageal Cancer Treatment

This cancer has good prognosis only if detected in early. It is diagnosed by endoscopy any biopsy and staged with CT scan.

Treatment modalities are

Surgery

It is called as esophagectomy. It is useful in early stage. It can ever be done after chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Radiotherapy

It is Useful for advanced disease and to relive symptoms in incurable cases.

Chemotherapy

It is used after radiotherapy for treating advanced cancers. Also it is useful in spread out disease to improve life span of the patient.

Stenting

A pipe is put with the help of endoscope into the esophagus , so that patient can eat the food and liquids.

It is only to relive the symptoms in advanced esophageal cancer.