NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Esophageal Cancer - page 28

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Esophageal Cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
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4.1 Endoscopic treatment
Describes the use of small tools to remove
or destroy the cancer.
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4.2 Surgical treatment
Describes the operations used to remove
esophageal cancer.
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4.3 Radiation therapy
Describes the uses of radiation to treat
esophageal cancer.
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4.4 Chemotherapy
Describes chemotherapy drugs for
esophageal cancer.
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4.5 Targeted therapy
Describes targeted therapy drugs for
esophageal cancer.
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4.6 Tools
Lists helpful webpages along with questions
to ask your doctor about treatments.
There is more than one treatment for esophageal
cancer. The main types are described on the next
pages. This information may help you understand your
treatment options listed in either Part 5 or 6. It may also
help you know what to expect during treatment. Not
every person with esophageal cancer will receive every
treatment listed.
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