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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus.

Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. It is important to know what the symptoms are for this type of cancer.

Lowering Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer
The following risk factors and preventive factors may affect whether a person develops esophageal cancer. Some of these risk factors are beyond our control, while others may be decreased by lifestyle changes.

Stages of Esophageal Cancer
After esophageal cancer has been diagnosed, tests are done to find out if cancer cells have spread within the esophagus or to other parts of the body. The process used to find out if cancer cells have spread within the esophagus or to other parts of the body is called staging. The information gathered from the staging process determines the...

Treating Esophageal Cancer
Different types of treatment are available for patients with esophageal cancer. Treatments range from currently used standard treatments, and those treatments are being tested in clinical trials.

Preventing Esophageal Cancer
Doctors cannot always explain why one person gets cancer and another does not. There is, however, a strong association between gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and esophageal cancer.

Esophageal Cancer FAQ
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus.

Esophageal Cancer - The Basics
Esophageal adenocarcinoma is the fastest growing cancer in the western world. Major risk factors for this cancer are Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and Barrett's esophagus.

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