Esophagus Cancer Overview

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How can I learn more about cancer of the esophagus?

From the American Cancer Society

Here is more information you might find helpful. You also can order free copies of our documents from our toll-free number, 1-800-227-2345, or read them on our website, www.cancer.org.

Esophagus Cancer: Detailed Guide (also in Spanish)

Dealing with diagnosis and treatment

After Diagnosis: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Health Professionals Associated With Cancer Care

Talking With Your Doctor (also in Spanish)

Nutrition for the Person With Cancer During Treatment: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Coping With Cancer in Everyday Life (also in Spanish)

Living with cancer

Caring for the Patient With Cancer at Home: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Distress in People With Cancer

Guide to Controlling Cancer Pain (also in Spanish)

Anxiety, Fear, and Depression

Living With Uncertainty: The Fear of Cancer Recurrence

When Your Cancer Comes Back: Cancer Recurrence

Understanding cancer treatments

Understanding Cancer Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Chemotherapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Understanding Radiation Therapy: A Guide for Patients and Families (also in Spanish)

Photodynamic therapy

Lasers in Cancer Treatment

Clinical Trials: What You Need to Know

Cancer treatment side effects

Nausea and Vomiting

Anemia in People With Cancer

Fatigue in People With Cancer

Peripheral Neuropathy Caused by Chemotherapy

Family and caregiver concerns

Talking With Friends and Relatives About Your Cancer (also in Spanish)

What It Takes to Be a Caregiver

Helping Children When a Family Member Has Cancer: Dealing With Diagnosis (also in Spanish)

Work, insurance, and finances

Health Insurance and Financial Assistance for the Cancer Patient (also in Spanish)

Working During Cancer Treatment

Returning to Work After Cancer Treatment

When treatment isn’t working

When Cancer Doesn’t Go Away

Nearing the End of Life

Hospice Care

Your American Cancer Society also has books that you might find helpful. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit our bookstore online at cancer.org/bookstore to find out about costs or to place an order.

National organizations and websites*

Along with the American Cancer Society, other sources of information and support include:

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA)
Toll-free number: 1-800-601-0613
Website: www.ecaware.org

    Offers information from people who have or have had esophageal cancer on dealing with issues of diagnosis, treatment, and survival and support

National Cancer Institute
Toll-free number: 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237)
TYY: 1-800-332-8615
Website: www.cancer.gov

    Offers a wide variety of free, accurate, up-to-date information about cancer to patients, their families, and the general public; also can help people find clinical trials in their area

National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
Toll-free number: 1-888-650-9127
Website: www.canceradvocacy.org

    Has publications on many cancer-related topics; also offers the Cancer Survival Toolbox – a free program that teaches skills that can help people with cancer meet the challenges of their illness

*Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by the American Cancer Society.

No matter who you are, we can help. Contact us anytime, day or night, for cancer-related information and support. Call us at 1-800-227-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.


Last Medical Review: 05/21/2014
Last Revised: 05/27/2014