NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Esophageal Cancer - page 7

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NCCN Guidelines for Patients
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: Esophageal Cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 1: About esophageal cancer
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1.1 The esophagus
Explains what the esophagus is.
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1.2 How esophageal cancer starts
Describes the types of cells where
esophageal cancer begins.
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1.3 How esophageal cancer spreads
Explains the body systems by which
esophageal cancer spreads.
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1.4 Tools
Lists webpages with basics about
esophageal cancer.
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.
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