SNIPSTART
X
SNIPEND
SNIPSTART
x

FIND A RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

CLOSE
SNIPEND

Upper GI Cancers

  • In 2021, approximately 19,260 Americans (15,310 men and 3,950 women) will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Another 26,560 men and women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer. Additionally, 60,430 Americans (31,950 men and 28,480 women) will learn they have pancreatic cancer.
  • Risk factors vary for each site and may include age, gender, family history, diet, activity level, alcohol consumption and tobacco use. Talk to your doctor about understanding your risk factors.
  • Screening is not generally recommended for these types of cancers. However, individuals with a history of Barrett’s esophagus may have endoscopic exams with biopsies for screening.
SNIPSTART

FIND A RADIATION ONCOLOGIST

Site Search

SEARCH RTANSWERS

Doctor Search

IMPORTANT DOWNLOADS

Radiation Therapy for
Upper GI Cancers Brochure
Radiation Therapy for Cancer Brochure
Side Effects Chart

WHAT TO EXPECT

Once a cancer diagnosis is made, you will likely talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists to discuss what happens before, during and after treatment.

CLINICAL TRIALS

 
Cancer specialists regularly conduct studies to test new treatments. These studies are called clinical trials. Clinical trials are available through cancer doctors everywhere — not just in major cities, university centers or in large hospitals.

LATEST RESEARCH

LATEST RESEARCH

Radiation oncologists are working every day to improve the safety and effectiveness of cancer treatments. Learn about the latest research breakthroughs in radiation oncology treatment for cancer.

TREATMENT TEAM

TREATMENT TEAM

While you undergo radiation therapy, a team of highly trained medical professionals will be working together to make sure you receive the best possible care.
SNIPSTART SNIPEND