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Contents
9

How to use this book
10

Chapter 1: Esophageal cancer basics
11

Chapter 1: Contents
12

Chapter 1: What is the esophagus?
12

Chapter 1: How does esophageal cancer start?
13

Chapter 1: How does esophageal cancer spread?
14

Chapter 1: Review
14

Chapter 2: Cancer staging
15

Chapter 2: Contents
16

Chapter 2: TNM scores
16

Chapter 2: Cancer grade
18

Chapter 2: Esophageal cancer stages
18

Chapter 2: Review
20

Chapter 3: Preparing for treatment
21

Chapter 3: Contents
22

Chapter 3: Cancer tests
22

Chapter 3: Treatment team meetings
26

Chapter 3: Good nutrition
27

Chapter 3: Quit smoking
27

Chapter 3: Review
28

Chapter 4: Overview of cancer treatments
29

Chapter 4: Contents
30

Chapter 4: Endoscopic treatment
30

Chapter 4: Surgical treatment
31

Chapter 4: Radiation therapy
33

Chapter 4: Chemotherapy
34

Chapter 4: Targeted therapy
36

Chapter 4: Clinical trials
37

Chapter 4: Review
38

Chapter 5: Treatment guide: Squamous cell carcinoma
39

Chapter 5: Contents
40

Chapter 5.1: Early cancers
42

Chapter 5.2: Invasive cancers
46

Chapter 5.3: Return of cancer
52

Chapter 5.4: Advanced cancers
54

Chapter 5: Review
56

Chapter 6: Treatment guide: Adenocarcinoma
57

Chapter 6: Contents
58

Chapter 6.1: Early cancer
60

Chapter 6.2: Invasive cancer
64

Chapter 6.3: Return of cancer
70

Chapter 6.4: Advanced cancer
72

Chapter 6: Review
74

Chapter 7: Making treatment decisions
75

Chapter 7: Contents
76

Chapter 7: It's your choice
76

Chapter 7: Questions to ask your doctors
78

Chapter 7: Weighing your options
82

Chapter 7: Websites and Review
84

Glossary
85

Dictionary
86

Acronyms
90

NCCN Panel Members for Esophageal Cancer Screening
93

NCCN Member Institutions
94