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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Esophageal Cancer, Version 1.2016

Esophageal Cancer

Learning that you have cancer can be overwhelming. The goal of this book is

to help you get the best cancer treatment. It explains which cancer tests and

treatments are recommended by experts in esophageal cancer.

The National Comprehensive Cancer Network

®

(NCCN

®

) is a not-for-profit

alliance of 27 of the world’s leading cancer centers. Experts from NCCN have

written treatment guidelines for doctors who treat esophageal cancer. These

treatment guidelines suggest what the best practice is for cancer care. The

information in this patient book is based on the guidelines written for doctors.

This book focuses on the treatment of esophageal cancer. Key points of the

book are summarized in the related

NCCN Quick Guide™ .

NCCN also offers

patient resources on breast, lung, and pancreatic cancers and other cancer

types. Visit

NCCN.org/patients

for the full library of patient books, summaries,

and other resources.

NCCN Guidelines for Patients

®

Version 1.2016