NCCN Guidelines for Patients
Esophageal Cancer, Version 1.2016
Making treatment decisions
Weighing your options
American Cancer Societywww.cancer.org/cancer/esophaguscancer/index
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Associationwww.ecaware.org
Esophageal Cancer Action Network, Inc.www.ecan.org
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorshipwww.canceradvocacy.org/toolbox
National Cancer Institutewww.cancer.gov/types/esophageal
• Shared decision-making is a process in which you
and your doctors plan treatment together.
• Asking your doctors questions is vital to getting the
information you need to make informed decisions.
• Getting a 2
opinion, attending support groups,
and comparing benefits and downsides may help
you decide which treatment is best for you.