Esophageal Cancer Chemotherapy
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Chemotherapy for Esophageal Cancer
At Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), we use targeted cancer therapies to treat esophageal cancer. Chemotherapy (chemo) is a type of esophageal cancer treatment that destroys cancer cells by hindering their growth and reproduction. Chemotherapy drugs are administered through the vein (intravenously), by injection or by mouth.
Your team will create a chemotherapy regimen tailored to your specific needs. This chemotherapy regimen may be tweaked as your esophageal cancer treatment progresses.
Managing Chemotherapy Side Effects
If chemotherapy for esophageal cancer is part of your individualized treatment plan, it may be combined with radiation and/or surgery. Depending on the stage of cancer, chemotherapy may be given as part of primary treatment, before surgery or after surgery to destroy any leftover cancer cells in the esophageal area.
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