The esophageal cancer treatment team at The Swedish Cancer Institute is made up of several specialist types. You can use the filter on the right if you know the specific specialty you're looking for, or you can learn more about the different specialty types on the team.
Modern cancer treatment requires the input of multiple types of cancer specialists for developing and applying the best treatment plan individualized for each patient. Diagnostic radiologists and pathologists provide essential information regarding the diagnosis of cancer, the extent of the cancer, and the individual characteristics of each cancer that help to determine the prognosis, the appropriate treatment, and patient’s potential reaction to the treatments. Surgeons, radiation oncologists and medical oncologists are the primary treating physicians, often working together to develop a combination of treatments that offer the best outcome for each individual patient. Other physicians specialize in caring for and managing the side effects of the treatment and the cancer that the patient might experience through pain management, physical fitness and rehabilitation, mental and spiritual well being, natural medicine, and nutrition.
At Swedish, we create a team of cancer physicians appropriate for each individual patient to optimize our patients’ treatment plan and provide the very best outcome possible. The team works together in coordinating the diagnostic procedures, reviewing the patient’s unique situation, prescribing and delivering the appropriate treatments, and following the patient post treatment. This team approach provides our patients with the opinion and expertise of the very best physicians.