After Esophageal Cancer Treatment

All patients are invited to be followed up for the long term under the supervision of Virginia Mason physicians, in Seattle, Washington. However, because many patients come from outside the Puget Sound region or outside the state, follow up is coordinated with local medical oncologists and physicians with guidelines for additional treatment or follow-up recommendations typically originating from the Thoracic Tumor Board.

All patients following definitive treatment for esophageal cancer are re-assessed in a weekly Tumor Conference, at which formal recommendations are produced and discussed with patients and referring physicians.