NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Esophageal Cancer, Version 1.2016
A doctor who’s an expert in cancer drugs.
The spread of cancer cells from the first tumor to a far site.
A tool that uses lenses to see things the eyes can’t.
minimally invasive esophagectomy
The use of small tools inserted through small cuts to remove
The first, inner layer of the esophageal wall.
A thin layer of muscle within the mucosa of the esophageal
The third layer of the esophageal wall made mostly of
A feeding tube that is inserted down the nose and into the
A small lump of tissue.
An expert in healthy foods and drinks.
A period of testing for cancer growth.
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Rating the extent of a tumor based on tests after treatment.
A doctor who’s an expert in testing cells to find disease.
The area of the body between the hip bones.
percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG)
A feeding tube inserted through a small cut into the stomach.
The tissue lining around the heart.
Treatment with a laser that activates a drug inside the tumor.
A review of the body by a health expert for signs of disease.
The two layers of tissue lining around the lungs.
positron emission tomography (PET)
A test that uses radioactive material to see the shape and
function of body parts.
positron emission tomography-computed
The use of two tests to see the shape and function of body
The first mass of cancer cells in the body.
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The use of radiation to treat cancer.
Treatment that kills cancer cells with heat.
A doctor who’s an expert in reading imaging tests.
Matter with energy that is put into the body to make pictures
The return of cancer after treatment.
A drug that helps a person to relax or go to sleep.
An unhealthy or unpleasant physical or emotional response
The steps needed to prepare for radiation therapy.
The digestive organ that absorbs nutrients from eaten food.