Cervical Esophageal Cancer

What to Expect After Treatment is Completed 

Once you have made it through treatment, you need to have close follow-up with your doctor. 

  • Visit your head and neck specialist on a regular schedule (or earlier if you have any concerning symptoms). This allows your doctor to examine you for any signs that the cancer has come back. 
  • For the first one to two years, you should go every three to six months 
  • For the third to fifth year, you should go every six to twelve months 
  • After five years, you can start going every year 
  • Chemistry profile and blood work as needed 
  • Imaging as needed 
  • Have an upper GI endoscopy and biopsy as needed 
  • You may be offered dilatation of your esophagus if it gets tight and gives you difficulty swallowing 
  • Get nutrition counseling 



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