At Orange County CyberKnife, our mission is to help our patients beat cancer through world-class treatment, no matter how serious the situation. We’re proud to treat virtually every form of cancer, and we offer a wide-range of radiation therapies and treatment options from our Orange County cancer center. If you’re battling esophageal and stomach cancer, we can help – and there are a number of options available to you.
Cancer treatment is never a one-person operation undertaken by a sole cancer doctor. Instead, specialists from different fields come together to form a multidisciplinary treatment team. Your cancer treatment team may include a radiation oncologist, a surgeon, a medical oncologist, as well as a gastroenterologist, who specializes in studying the GI tract. In addition to treatment professionals, your team may include healthcare professionals like oncology nurses, social workers, counselors, dietitians, and many more. Every patient is different, and we’ll help you build a cancer treatment team based on your own specific needs.
No two cancer patients are the same, and your treatment team will work with you to assess your situation and determine an ideal treatment plan. There are a variety of methods used to treat esophageal and stomach cancer, but some of the most common include:
Each of these treatments offers its own strengths and weaknesses, and different treatments may be appropriate depending on the type and stage of the cancer. Often, your cancer doctor will combine two or more of these treatment methods to create a comprehensive approach to treatment.
Unfortunately, stomach and esophageal cancers are often difficult to treat because they’re rarely detected before reaching an advanced stage. However, even late-stage cancer can be treated – and with the world-class professionals at Orange County CyberKnife, you have the best chances possible. For late-stage cancer, we’ll often combine localized treatments such as surgery and radiation therapy with generalized treatments like chemotherapy. Surgery and radiation therapy target specific points in the body, allowing us to eliminate tumors, while chemotherapy targets all cancer cells throughout the body, helping us limit the spread of cancer. With a quality cancer treatment team and a state-of-the-art facility on your side, we believe there’s always hope in the fight against cancer.
Fighting cancer is one of life’s greatest challenges – and we’re here to help you meet it. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with esophageal, stomach, or any other type of cancer, contact us today to schedule a treatment consultation. We’ll work with you to create a treatment plan, make cancer treatment fit your lifestyle, and put you on the road to recovery. We look forward to hearing from you.