What causes esophageal cancer?
Esophageal cancer happens when cells from any part of the esophagus begin to abnormally grow at a fast rate.
There are two types of esophageal cancer, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma.
Esophageal cancer treatment
You may need a series of tests to help you and your physician choose a esophageal cancer treatment plan. Your doctor will be able to answer any questions you may have.
Your treatment plan will be determined by your care team based on age, medical history, type and stage of esophageal cancer, and personal preferences. Esophageal treatment options may include:
- External beam radiation therapy
- Internal radiation therapy
- Photodynamic therapy
- EGFR Inhibitors treatment
- El manejo del dolor
- Ensayos clínicos (cuando proceda)
*Offered at the following locations: In Dallas at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Plano and Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Temple
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We have an entire network of support resources designed just for you across Texas—from diagnosis to after you finish cancer treatment. Whether it’s coordinating your care or connecting you with other survivors, we’ll arm you with support for your fight.
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Specialized centers for esophageal cancer treatment
Baylor Scott y White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center - Dallas
The Chest Cancer Research and Treatment Center at Baylor Scott & White Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center – Dallas is the only program of its kind in North Texas. The specialists on the medical staff at the center use advanced techniques to provide expert care for esophageal cancer treatment in Dallas.
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple
Baylor Scott & White Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center – Temple, located in Temple, Texas, offers an integrated care team for gastrointestinal cancer. The multidisciplinary group of physicians on the medical staff has the specialized training and the experience necessary to diagnose, evaluate and treat cancers in the GI tract, including esophageal cancer.