Discussion Points for You and Your Physician

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When you meet with your doctor, be sure to ask:

  • How is esophageal cancer diagnosed?
  • What stage is my cancer?
  • How is esophageal cancer best treated in my case?
  • Are there clinical trials that I can participate in?
  • Do you perform minimally-invasive esophagectomies?
  • What are the risks of the proposed treatment?
  • What do you expect my time to recovery to be?
  • What factors influence the survival rate in a patient with esophageal cancer?