In addition to traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of advanced esophageal cancer, other treatment methods are also can be considered. First of all, you should know about operation therapy: surgical operation is the preferred method of treatment of early esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer patients being diagnosed, body condition allows that should take operation therapy. According to the condition of patients can be divided into palliative operation and radical operation two. Palliative operation for advanced unresectable radical or after radiotherapy in the patients, in order to solve the difficulty eating and using esophageal and gastric bypass, gastric fistula, esophagus cavity tube operation. Radical operation according to the site of the lesion and the patient specific circumstances. But not all patients are suitable for operation treatment, clinical X ray examination confirmed esophageal lesions involving extensive and adjacent organs such as lung, trachea, and the patients with severe cardiopulmonary or renal insufficiency or cachexia are not operation.
Surgical operation is the treatment of esophageal cancer methods are preferred, especially for early esophageal cancer patients, but radical resection operation, there are still about 40% of the cases in the incidence of postoperative local recurrence of tumor and regional lymph node metastasis, long-term outcome in poor. At present the advanced esophageal cancer treated by surgical operation is the main method of traditional Chinese medicine combined with radiotherapy and chemotherapy methods. Advanced esophageal cancer patients are prone to recurrence or metastasis has occurred, treatment of Western medicine, the effect is not obvious, on the side effect of chemotherapy in advanced esophageal cancer patients, frail, older, liver and kidney dysfunction, impaired bone marrow suppression cannot use. While traditional Chinese medicine not only can be used in esophageal cancer early, late,, but also use and before and after operation, radiotherapy and chemotherapy after the treatment, obviously improving the treatment effect.