NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Esophageal Cancer - page 69

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
®
: Esophageal Cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 6: Adenocarcinomas
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If there are no signs of cancer, you can start follow-up testing. If cancer is found
in or near the esophagus, then surgery can be done. An esophagectomy is
recommended. Otherwise, supportive care can be started. Supportive care is
also recommended if tests show a T4b tumor or M1 disease.
Next steps:
When you are finished with cancer treatment, read Part 6.3 for
follow-up testing. If you will receive supportive care, read Part 6.5 next.
Definitions:
Concurrent
chemoradiation:
Chemotherapy and
radiation therapy given at
the same time
Supportive care:
Treatment for symptoms
that are caused by cancer
or by cancer treatment
!
Read pages 16–17
for definitions of
TNM scores.
Acronyms:
5-FU
=
fluorouracil
CT
=
computed tomography
GI
=
gastrointestinal
PET
= positron emission
tomography
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