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Conditions We Treat: Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer is a malignant (cancerous) tumor that originates in the esophagus. The esophagus is a tube in your body that transports food from your mouth to your stomach.

Esophageal Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • If you have Barrett’s esophagus, your doctor will monitor you closely, as it increases the risk of developing esophageal cancer.
  • Symptoms of esophageal cancer are often nonspecific. Your gastroenterologist can provide a definitive diagnosis.
  • Our team may use a smart biopsy to confirm a diagnosis of cancer.
  • Treatment options include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation or endoscopic treatment.

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Why choose Johns Hopkins Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology for esophageal cancer?

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Our Physicians

Specialists in treating esophageal cancer, our physicians offer patients the most promising treatments available.

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Johns Hopkins is one of only a few centers using confocal endomicroscopy, which offers immediate diagnosis.

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