NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Esophageal Cancer
Part 3: Preparing for treatment
3.1 Tests by clinical stage
Presents the tests needed before starting
3.2 Treatment team meetings
Lists some of the experts likely to be on your
3.3 Getting good nutrition
Advises meeting with a nutritionist before
3.4 Help to quit smoking
Talks about quitting smoking before treatment.
Lists helpful webpages.
Part 3 describes some of the important events that
should take place before starting treatment. Tests
to confirm the clinical stage are needed. Based on
the clinical stage, your treatment team will create a
treatment plan. To get the best treatment results, it
is important that you receive good nutrition and stop
smoking if you smoke.