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NCCN Guidelines for Patients

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Esophageal Cancer, Version 1.2016

Contents

Esophageal Cancer

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How to use this book

7

Part 1

Esophageal cancer basics

Explains how esophageal cancer starts

and how it spreads.

13

Part 2

Cancer staging

Describes how doctors rate the extent of

esophageal cancer.

21

Part 3

Preparing for treatment

Presents the steps of care needed before

starting treatment.

31

Part 4

Overview of cancer

treatments

Describes the treatments used to cure or

control esophageal cancer.

43

Part 5

Treatment guide:

Squamous cell carcinoma

Presents treatment options based on the

extent of this type of esophageal cancer.

65

Part 6

Treatment guide:

Adenocarcinoma

Presents treatment options based on the

extent of this type of esophageal cancer.

87

Part 7

Making treatment decisions

Offers tips for choosing the best treatment.

97

Glossary:

96

Dictionary

102

Acronyms

105

NCCN Panel Members

106

NCCN Member Institutions

108

Index