Treatment for Esophageal Cancer

Memorial Sloan Kettering is home to more than 30 doctors and nurses who specialize in caring for people with esophageal cancer. Our experts work together closely to develop your treatment plan, and they meet regularly to discuss new advances.

We will develop a comprehensive care plan for you based on the type of condition you have, your age, the presence of other illnesses, and the condition of your overall health. We discuss your options with you at length before deciding on a course of surveillance or treatment. 

Our team approach is particularly important in esophageal cancer, which is often best managed using a combination of chemotherapyradiation therapy, and surgery. It enables us to coordinate your treatment using many different strategies.

Having experts in different specialties ensures that all possible approaches to your treatment are considered and that your care is well coordinated and personalized.

Our approach to diagnosing and treating esophageal cancer draws on the latest research breakthroughs and advances in medicine.

We have a monitoring program for people with Barrett’s esophagus, which is associated with esophageal cancer.

Our doctors use advanced methods for looking at tumors and getting rid of them without surgery. Our surgeons are experts in minimally invasive surgical procedures, including robotic surgery, that reduce injury to the chest.

Our radiation oncologists use highly precise technologies to shrink tumors while avoiding injury to healthy tissue.

We use molecular and genetic information to determine the treatments that are most likely to help individual patients.

We have experts in all areas that are important for treating esophageal cancer, so we can provide therapies for all stages of disease.