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What care do I need during and after treatment of esophageal cancer?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Esophageal cancer and its treatment can lead to other health problems. You can have supportive care before, during, or after cancer treatment.

Supportive care is treatment to control pain and other symptoms, to relieve the side effects of therapy, and to help you cope with the feelings that a diagnosis of cancer can bring. You may receive supportive care to prevent or control these problems and to improve your comfort and quality of life during treatment.

This answer is based on source information from the National Cancer Institute.

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