Esophageal cancer treatment can vary widely depending on the type and stage of the cancer, as well as a patient’s overall health, needs and preferences. This type of malignancy occurs in the esophagus, a long, hollow tube that transports food from the throat to the stomach. At Moffitt Cancer Center, which is located just a few hours north of Fort Myers, FL, the renowned team of experts in our Gastrointestinal Oncology Program offer the latest diagnostic and treatment options for this and other types of cancer.
Because esophageal cancer is relatively uncommon and can be very complex, it’s important to seek treatment at a high-volume cancer center. Consider Moffitt, where we treat many patients for this and other related conditions at cancer center in Tampa, which is convenient to residents of Fort Myers, Florida. Treating cancer is not just part of what we do – it’s all that we do. We practice precision medicine using advanced technologies to quickly and accurately diagnose each patient, then develop a comprehensive treatment plan to fight his or her cancer. At the same time, we provide compassionate support to reduce treatment side effects and enhance quality of life.
Moffitt offers many innovative treatment approaches, including minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic procedures and targeted therapy. Some of the most commonly used esophageal cancer treatment options are:
- Surgery to remove small, localized tumors
- Surgery to remove a portion of the esophagus (esophagectomy)
- Surgery to remove parts of the esophagus and stomach (esophagogastrectomy)
- Chemotherapy, radiation therapy or a combination of the two
As a major research hub, Moffitt has received the highest designation for cancer research and scientific leadership from the National Cancer Institute. Our goal is to make the benefits of our laboratory breakthroughs available to our patients as quickly as possible, and through our robust portfolio of clinical trials, our patients can access promising new esophageal cancer treatment options before they are made available in other settings.
If you’ve been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and aren’t sure where to turn for treatment in the Fort Myers, FL, area, consider Moffitt Cancer Center. You can request an appointment by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online, and you don’t need to first obtain a referral.