You’ve Been Diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer: Now What?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects our throat and stomach, you are likely wondering about the road ahead. Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer of the esophagus. A large part of the esophagus — and often the nearby lymph nodes … Read More

How Doctors ID the Best Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

Successful treatment of cancer of the esophagus hinges on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus, which is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. … Read More

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What to Do if You’re Diagnosed With Achalasia

Food sustains us, so a diagnosis of achalasia — a rare condition in which the esophagus cannot move food into the stomach — can be overwhelming. The esophagus is the muscular tube that connects our throat and stomach. When someone has achalasia, the valve at the lower end of the esophagus – the lower esophageal … Read More