Esophageal Cancer

The esophagus is the hollow muscular tube that moves food and liquid from your mouth to your stomach. While esophageal cancer may start anywhere along the esophagus, it begins in the inner layer of the lining of the esophagus and grows outward into the other layers.

Patients at Siteman are seen by an expert team of surgical, medical and radiation oncologists, often during the same visit. By seeing multiple specialists at the same time, our patients are able to receive more care in fewer appointments.


Our approach

At Siteman, we have a multidisciplinary approach to treating cancer, meaning that your tumor will be attacked from all angles. In addition to the diverse expertise of our specialists, we offer groundbreaking clinical trials that give our patients the best possible chances at a positive outcome.

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Symptoms, risk and diagnosis

Washington University Physicians at Siteman have lifetimes of experience and use advanced technology to make an accurate diagnosis. They are even able to identify key components of your genetic makeup and tailor treatment specifically to your needs.

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Esophageal cancer specialists at the Siteman Cancer Center are internationally recognized and treat an average of 130 esophageal patients a year.

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