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Esophageal (or esophagus) cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus, but it is most commonly found in the lower portion of the esophagus.

Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute offers access to the most advanced care for esophageal cancer across the Carolinas.

Make an appointment

To make an appointment with our providers, please call 980-442-6400.

Esophageal cancer treatments

To ensure you receive the most innovative and comprehensive care possible, our team of radiation oncologists, gastroenterologists, pathologists and other specialists works together to develop an individualized treatment plan for the best outcome possible. Collaborating twice a month, our experts gather to discuss each patient’s case, sharing treatment recommendations.

Several treatment options are available for patients with esophageal cancer, depending on factors such as your overall health and location of the tumor. In many cases, surgery is the best option for esophageal cancer and is often followed with chemotherapy or radiation therapy.

Cancer Care Locations

With 25+ locations, you can find expert cancer care that’s convenient for you.

Patient Resources

  • Clinical trials

    In addition to state-of-the-art treatment options, our physicians also conduct clinical trials. Our participation in research trials allows for a better understanding of what leads to esophageal cancer and helps us translate this knowledge into new treatment strategies.

    Learn about our latest clinical trials.

  • Cancer support and survivorship programs

    The cancer care process can feel confusing and overwhelming at times – often involving physical, financial and emotional challenges for you and your family. From diagnosis to survivorship, we have numerous resources available to support you during your treatment experience.

    Learn more about our cancer support and survivorship programs.

  • Planetree certification

    To earn the Planetree Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care, we excelled across more than 50 criteria of patient-centered care – qualities that reflect what patients and clinicians say matters most to them.

    Learn about our Planetree Gold Certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care.

  • Donate to cancer research

    Because of philanthropy, Atrium Health is expanding its resources to fight cancer and bring national-level expertise to communities throughout the Southeast. You can make a difference in the local fight against cancer for children and adults in our community.

    Learn how to donate to cancer research.