Immunotherapy for esophageal cancer

Some people with esophageal cancer will have immunotherapy. Immunotherapy helps to strengthen or restore the immune system's ability to fight cancer. Immunotherapy is sometimes called biological therapy.

You may have immunotherapy to

  • stop esophageal cancer cells from growing and spreading
  • kill cancer cells
  • control symptoms of advanced or metastatic esophageal cancer

Your healthcare team will consider your personal needs to plan the drugs, doses and schedules of immunotherapy. You may also receive other treatments.

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