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Contents
7

Index
110

Part 1: Esophageal cancer basics
9

Contents
10

The esophagus
11

A disease of cells
12

Cancer’s threat
13

Review
14

Part 2: Cancer staging
15

Contents
16

TNM scores
16

Cancer grade
19

The 5 stages
20

Review
22

Part 3: Preparing for treatment
23

Contents
24

Cancer tests
24

Treatment team meetings
30

Good nutrition
31

Quit smoking
32

Review
32

Part 4: Overview of cancer treatments
33

Contents
34

Endoscopic treatment
34

Surgical treatment
36

Radiation therapy
38

Chemotherapy
40

Targeted therapy
42

Clinical trials
43

Review
44

Part 5: Treatment guide: Squamous cell carcinoma
45

Contents
46

Early cancer
48

Invasive cancer
54

Return of cancer
60

Advanced cancer
62

Review
66

Part 6: Treatment guide: Adenocarcinoma
67

Contents
68

Early cancer
70

Invasive cancer
76

Return of cancer
82

Advanced cancer
84

Review
88

Part 7: Making treatment decisions
89

Contents
90

It’s your choice
91

Questions to ask your doctors
92

Weighing your options
96

Websites
98

Review
98

Glossary
99

Dictionary
100

Dictionary
100

Acronyms
104

NCCN Panel Members
107

NCCN Member Institutions
108