NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Esophageal Cancer
Part 1: About esophageal cancer
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1.1 The esophagus
Explains what the esophagus is.
1.2 How esophageal cancer starts
Describes the types of cells where
esophageal cancer begins.
1.3 How esophageal cancer spreads
Explains the body systems by which
esophageal cancer spreads.
Lists webpages with basics about
You’ve learned that you have or may have esophageal
cancer. It’s common to feel shocked and confused.
Part 1 reviews some basics about esophageal cancer
that may help you start to cope. These basics may also
help you start planning for treatment.