Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a type of cancer that forms in the cells of the esophagus, the long, hollow tube that runs from the throat to the stomach.

Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus, but it usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Symptoms may include difficulty swallowing, unintentional weight loss, chest pain, or frequent heartburn.

Although the prognosis for patients with esophageal cancer is typically grim, it may improve with treatment.The GW Cancer Center’s Thoracic Oncology Program is home to a team of experts in medical oncology, radiation oncology, and pulmonology who will support patients every step of the way after a positive diagnosis.