Esophageal cancer treatment targets malignant cells that develop within the mucous membranes, muscles and connective tissues of the esophagus. This hollow, muscular tube aids digestion by moving food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. Most often, esophageal cancer forms in the innermost layers of the esophagus and grows outward, sometimes spreading to other areas of the body.
Individuals of the Gulf Coast region of Florida who have been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus and are interested in exploring their treatment options are welcome to consult with the multispecialty team of experts in the Gastrointestinal Oncology Program at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa.
At Moffitt, we take a highly individualized approach to diagnosing and treating esophageal cancer, working closely with each patient to identify the specific treatment that is most likely to produce the best possible outcome and quality of life. We offer several different types of esophageal cancer treatment ranging from the current standard of care to promising new options that are available only through clinical trials. Treatment options include:
- Radiation therapy
- Chemoradiation therapy
- Molecular therapy
- Targeted therapy
Moffitt is firmly committed to advancing esophageal cancer treatment for all current and future patients, and we believe the best way to do so is to continue to perform extensive research. In recognition of the significant progress we’ve made to date, the National Cancer Institute has designated Moffitt as a Comprehensive Cancer Center – the only one on the Gulf Coast and based in Florida.
Because Moffitt offers a wide range of diagnostic and treatment services in a single, convenient location, we’re able to ensure a streamlined experience for our patients, who needn’t worry about transferring records or traveling to various clinics and testing centers. Additionally, we never require referrals.
If you’d like to discuss your esophageal cancer treatment options with an oncologist in the Gulf Coast region of FL, you can request an appointment at Moffitt by calling 1-888-663-3488 or completing our new patient registration form online.