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Esophagus Cancer Treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center

Nobody wants to hear the word “cancer” at the doctor’s office. But when you do, you know you need a team of skilled, expert providers who know about and how to care for cancer of the esophagus.

The region's premier cancer center

As the #1 cancer center in the Rocky Mountain region, we pull from the latest in cancer research and technology to bring you the most advanced, proven treatments and care.

Your team of world-renowned specialists will tailor your treatment plan to your specific case. And this same expert team of doctors, nurses and specialists will stay with you throughout your entire journey. Learn how our Nurse Navigator can guide you through your treatment process.

Those are just some of the reasons why 5-year survival rates for our cancer patients is up to 30% higher than state, regional and national averages.

To begin your journey with your team of esophagus cancer experts, call us at (720) 848-0300.

See also our Esophagus and Gastric Cancer Multidisciplinary Clinic page

 

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Esophagus Cancer at a Glance

  • An estimated 16,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States during 2007.
  • Esophagus cancer affects three or four times as many men than women.
  • Squamous cell carcinoma forms in the top layer of the esophagus lining. This type of cancer can grow anywhere inside the esophagus. It accounts for about half of all esophagus cancers.
  • Adenocarcinoma forms near the opening to the stomach. It is caused when long-term reflux of stomach acid into the esophagus (heartburn) changes the cells to produce a condition called Barrett esophagus. The altered cells can become cancerous, and should be watched closely by your doctor.

Source: American Cancer Society

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