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Esophageal Cancer Care and Treatment Program

People with esophageal cancer have access to state-of-the-art, evidence-based care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

Our treatment program combines the skills of esophageal cancer doctors and other health care staff in an interdisciplinary and coordinated way.

Medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists provide a complete continuum of care and the latest esophageal cancer therapies.

A care coordinator will act as the point person for your care team. He or she will review your history and make appointments.

Your Esophageal Cancer Treatment Plan

The type and stage of your esophageal cancer, along with other diagnostic data, will shape your treatment plan.

Your care team works with your referring doctor to design a plan for treating your esophageal cancer that might include:

  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation
  • Supportive care

We also offer clinical trials of esophageal cancer treatments that may not be available elsewhere.

Every type of cancer treatment — traditional and novel — is within our scope of expertise.

Esophageal Cancer Care at UPMC: Treating the Whole Person

At UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, we believe successful cancer treatment begins with a focus on you.

We offer a range of supportive care services to help you feel more relaxed and make your esophageal cancer treatments more effective.

These services can support you and your loved ones manage cancer treatment and recovery:

  • Behavioral medicine — our team can help you make a plan for meeting the challenges of esophageal cancer.
  • Nutrition for esophageal cancer — our health experts can craft a diet and nutrition plan to regain or maintain your strength.
  • Esophageal cancer pain management — pain experts will work with your care team to relieve pain from esophageal cancer treatment.
  • Palliative care — our team aims to improve the quality of life when esophageal cancer is no longer responsive to curative treatments.
  • Social support — social workers can help you manage the practical aspects of living with esophageal cancer.
  • Interpreter services — interpreters help foreign patients and others with language barriers discern the esophageal cancer treatment process.

Contact Us About Esophageal Cancer

To learn more about Esophageal Cancer or to make an appointment, you can: