An NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Esophageal Cancer

There will be over 17,000 estimated new cases of esophageal cancer in 2018, according to the National Cancer Institute. Esophageal cancer is more common in men than women, and it is associated with older age, heavy alcohol use and tobacco use. 

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Timely diagnosis and intervention can make a dramatic difference in improving your chances of survival and quality of life.

If you have been diagnosed with esophageal cancer or are looking for a second opinion consultation about your treatment, request an appointment online or contact us at 800-826-4673. Please visit Making Your First Appointment for more information.

Our Expertise

As one of only a few dozen institutes to be designated a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope, in Southern California, is an acknowledged leader in esophageal cancer research and treatment. Our decades of experience, specialized therapy protocols and extensive clinical trials program mean newly diagnosed or relapsed patients can find a treatment regimen that is tailored to their individual needs and gives them the best chance for survival.

U.S. News & World Report has rated City of Hope one of the top cancer hospitals in the country for over a decade — reflecting how our multidisciplinary team takes an integrated, comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating esophageal cancers, as well as precancerous conditions such as Barrett’s esophagus.

Highlights of our program include:

  • Experience in minimally invasive, robotically assisted surgery for esophageal cancer, reducing complication risk and recovery time
  • Endoscopic ultrasound to accurately locate and evaluate tumors
  • Radiofrequency ablation to destroy tumor cells in the body
  • Highly precise radiation therapy

City of Hope patients have access to our comprehensive team of supportive care experts, who can help manage and treat quality-of-life issues that may come up such as trouble eating, drinking or speaking following treatment.


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