Esophageal Cancer

Learn how esophageal cancer is diagnosed, the symptoms, and treatment options available at Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center.

Esophageal cancer begins in the esophagus, the muscular tube through which food passes from the mouth to the stomach.

At Penn Medicine's Abramson Cancer Center, patients with esophageal cancer receive their care from a team of nationally recognized experts in the diagnosis, treatment and research of gastrointestinal cancer.

Penn's Gastrointestinal Cancer Program offers a multidisciplinary approach to esophageal cancer diagnosis and treatment. We provide better outcomes and give you access to the latest treatments, surgical techniques and clinical trials.

Oncology Patient Navigators

Every step of esophageal cancer treatment, from a cancer diagnosis and treatment, to forming a survivorship plan, comes with different needs and issues that should be addressed. 

Oncology patient navigators are committed to making sure every patient experience is as comfortable as possible. They are experts in navigating complex health care situations and serve as a consistent point of contact and a reliable source for advice, support and direction for patients and families.