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The following are resources for those who have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer and their loved ones.

Esophageal Cancer Online Booklet, National Cancer Institute

What You Need To Know About™ Cancer of the Esophagus

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This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet was created for someone who has just been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. This booklet is about medical care for people with cancer of the esophagus. Learning about medical care for this disease can help you take an active part in making choices about your care.

You can read this booklet from front to back. Or, you can read only the sections you need right now.  You can also save this booklet to your computer or download it to your e-reader.

This booklet has lists of questions that you may want to ask your doctor. Many people find it helpful to take a list of questions to a doctor visit. To help remember what your doctor says, you can take notes. You may also want to have a family member or friend go with you when you talk with the doctor—to take notes, ask questions, or just listen.

Click here to get your free copy.

Click here to download your copy to your e-reader.

 

Nutrition Information For Esophageal Cancer Patients

Foods that may fight cancer

Foods that Help Fight Cancer: A Focus on Esophageal Cancer, Roswell Park

Nutrition for Esophageal Cancer Treatment, University of Rochester

Esophageal Cancer & Diet During Treatment, Oncology Nutrition, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Cancer treatment may affect sense of taste. Here are some tips to help food taste better, MayoClinic 

Caregiver Support and Tips

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Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself, Mayo Clinic

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that involve people. They are the final step in a long process that begins with research in a lab. Most treatments we use today are the results of past clinical trials.

Any time you or a loved one needs treatment for cancer, clinical trials are an option to think about. Trials are available for all stages of cancer. It is a myth that they are only for people who have advanced cancer that is not responding to treatment.

Cancer clinical trials test new ways to:

  • Treat cancer
  • Diagnose cancer
  • Prevent cancer
  • Manage symptoms of cancer or side effects from its treatments

There are several types of cancer clinical trials:

  • Treatment trials
  • Prevention trials
  • Screening trials
  • Supportive and palliative care trials.

For more information regarding National Cancer Institute’s clinical trials, click here.

To search for a National Cancer Institute  clinical trial, click here.*

Esophageal Cancer Terms & Definitions

Esophageal cancer is a frightening diagnosis and can cause confusion for those who are not familiar with medical terms and procedures. It is important for patients to remain calm and focus on the road to recovery.  Remember to always keep open lines of communication with your doctors and nurses.  Never be afraid or ashamed to ask them to explain anything you may not understand.  Click here for common medical terms that are specifically related to esophageal cancer.

 

Children and a Cancer Diagnosis

Talking to Your Children About Your Cancer Diagnosis, OncoLink.org

 

Facebook Spanish Support Group

For people affected by Gastro-Esophageal Cancer, Grupo de Apoyo Cáncer de Esófago y Gástrico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RefluxMD

Alkaline Chart

 

Sources:

National Cancer Institute

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