Esophageal cancer is one of the most complex cancers to treat. At John Muir Health, we offer a complete floor staffed with physicians, nurses, and staff members who are specially trained to treat this type of cancer. We engage you in a comprehensive program that includes nutritional counseling before, during, and after your treatment.
Empowering you with knowledge so you can be actively engaged in the healing process is one of our primary goals
Understanding Your Treatment Options
After you are diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you are assigned a Nurse Navigator who helps you through the treatment and recovery process, making sure you understand what your treatment options are and that we are properly addressing all your concerns.
Your managing physician has access to a multi-disciplinary cancer case conference (tumor board) where a team of medical experts review complex cases and make treatment recommendations. The expert panel consists of a surgeon, medical oncologist, radiation oncologist, radiologist, and pathologist. Discuss with your physician whether this is an option for you.