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Esophageal Patient Education and Resources

Many patients (and their loved ones) find that talking with other esophageal cancer patients can help.

Support groups allow people to share:

  • Resources
  • Emotions
  • Methods for coping with esophageal cancer

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center sponsors patient and family support groups and provides access to national cancer support groups.

Reading and learning more about your cancer can also help.

You can visit the Gumberg Family Resource Center at Hillman Cancer Center for free info on:

  • Certain types of cancer.
  • Cancer treatments.
  • Supportive care services.

All UPMC Hillman Cancer Center patients and their families, friends, and caregivers are welcome at the center.

Esophageal Cancer Websites

The following esophageal cancer websites are for informational and educational purposes only. Please ask your doctor any specific medical questions about your health needs.

  • MEDLINEPlus — Esophageal Cancer offers consumer health info from the National Library of Medicine. It includes content on esophageal cancer symptoms, prevention, screenings, and more.
  • National Cancer Institute — Esophageal Cancer provides esophageal cancer info for the public and health care professionals. Read about esophageal cancer treatment, supportive care, clinical trials, and much more.
  • Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association helps patients, survivors, family members, caregivers, and anyone at risk for esophageal cancer.

Contact Us About Esophageal Cancer

If you have questions or want more information, contact the esophageal cancer care team at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at 412-647-2811.