Radiation therapy for esophageal cancer
Radiation therapy is a preferred option for people with stage III esophageal cancer. It is often performed in conjunction with chemotherapy. If radiation therapy is successful in down-staging esophageal cancer, surgery may be performed.
Before, during and after your esophageal cancer treatment, we take a proactive approach to preventing and managing radiation side effects, such as difficulty swallowing. A stent will often be placed in the esophagus before radiation therapy begins. A temporary feeding tube may also be necessary, so you continue to receive proper nutrients.