Added 06 March 2013
Phase III evidence supports the initiation of chemotherapy, radiation or both pre-operatively which is preferable to post-operative therapy.
- Early referral to a thoracic surgeon, medical and radiation oncologist is strongly recommended to plan optimal therapy.
- Esophagectomy: transhiatal or transthoracic
- For those with cancer of the esophagogastric junction where a “gastric pull-up” procedure is anticipated, referral to the BCCA at the time of diagnosis is recommended for consideration of preoperative treatment.