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Esophageal Cancer

General Information

Esophageal cancer affects the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. It can develop in the lining of the esophagus or in the gland cells that produce mucus and other fluids.

At Goshen Center for Cancer Care, we know that a diagnosis of esophageal cancer changes your life and affects your whole family. That’s why we provide a comprehensive cancer treatment program, including minimally invasive therapies to treat esophageal cancer. It's how we take care of you from initial diagnosis to recovery and beyond.

Symptoms of esophageal cancer

Painful and difficult swallowing is the most common symptom. People with esophageal cancer may also experience:

  • Feeling of food getting stuck or choking when swallowing
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Chronic cough or hoarseness
  • Vomiting or hiccups
  • Pain or pressure in the chest or behind the breastbone – seek emergency care if you suspect you’re having a heart problem
  • Unintended weight loss

Esophageal cancer treatment at Goshen Center for Cancer Care​

Whether you have just been diagnosed or are looking for a second opinion, we can help. Goshen Center for Cancer Care is one of only a few sites in Indiana to offer minimally invasive esophagectomies. Our oncology specialists listen first to understand your concerns and needs. Then we work together to build a treatment plan specifically for you, which may include chemotherapy and targeted radiation therapy followed with surgery. Rest assured that we include you in every decision, from navigating the best treatment for your type of cancer to services that help heal you completely.
Our oncology information specialists answer questions and guide you through your next steps. They make sure you see the right oncology experts at the right time, based on your cancer.

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