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
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
Caregiver Support and Tips
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
Facebook Spanish Support Group