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What kinds of doctors treat esophageal cancer?
Esophageal cancer is a condition that requires surgical. In addition to the general surgeon, there are many other types of physicians who may contribute to care. Gastroenterologists may be involved in diagnosing, treating, and monitoring the disease. Oncologists make treatment plans that include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Radiation is administered by a radiation oncologist.
Should the cancer become untreatable or symptom control be needed, palliative care specialists may be involved to help improve quality of life.