Treatment Options

Treatment Options

Treatment of esophageal cancer requires a multidisciplinary approach, with input and coordination from a team of medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists.  Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) patients get this team approach from our Esophageal Cancer Specialty Clinic.

People with esophageal cancer tend to do better if they are treated soon after the cancer starts. At SCCA, our experienced team specializes in esophageal cancer and responds to patients’ needs quickly, which we believe improves the quality of our care.

Esophageal Cancer Treatment Options

At SCCA, we offer all of the latest treatments for esophageal cancer, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy, proton therapy, and surgery. The types of treatment your team recommends and the order will depend on your unique situation, including the stage of your cancer, what symptoms you have, and your overall health.

Your team of doctors will work with you to develop an individualized treatment plan to achieve the best possible results for you based on your disease and your personal goals and preferences.

Support During Your Treatment

Along with treating your cancer, we provide a range of patient support throughout your treatment experience, including social work services and help with housing if you are coming from outside the local area. Your team can also connect you with support groups that you and your family may find helpful.