Beginning with your first appointment at the Center for Esophageal and Gastric Cancer at Dana-Farber Brigham Cancer Center, our specialists care for you and manage your diagnosis as a team. Because we are a centralized center, your testing and care are coordinated from your first appointment. This translates to fewer appointments for you, since you're able to see different specialists on the same day, if not at the same time.
We are one of the few centers in the world with a team of pathologists and clinicians who focus on diagnosing and evaluating esophageal cancer. Your pathologists play a critical role in identifying the type and nature of malignant cells that are potential targets for oncologists to treat your cancer. They confirm a diagnosis by examining a biopsy and then classifying it. They establish if there is a subtype of cancer, which would greatly impact therapy implications.
We know the importance of making an early diagnosis. If a diagnosis is determined, your clinical team will work with you to create and oversee a personalized treatment plan.