If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with esophageal cancer, you may be wondering what comes next. Most often, the answer is surgery — which can treat the cancer while providing a “new normal.”
Living With Chronic Conditions
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For smokers who want to quit, acupuncture can help ease withdrawal symptoms. Acupuncture be used on its own to ease cravings or it can be used as part of a larger effort to support tobacco cessation.
Scant evidence of low-T therapy safety or efficacy prompts medical concerns about long-term effects. FDA panel recommends limiting access to disease-related use.
Opioids are powerful painkillers but aren’t usually for chronic pain. They are highly addictive, cause unwelcome side effects and often aren’t effective long-term.
When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, doctors carefully determine how far the cancer has progressed – and that information guides treatment options.
When it comes to cancer of the esophagus, there’s a trend in the U.S., and it’s not a good one. This disease of the “food tube” is on the rise. Know your risk factors, including acid reflux.
Epilepsy is often thought of as a condition affecting children, but it’s just as common in people over 65. In seniors, it’s often linked to other conditions such as stroke, and can be tougher to diagnose and treat.
The diagnosis of achalasia, a rare swallowing disorder, can be scary — but treatment doesn’t have to be. Many options are available, including medication and newer surgical approaches.
Cataracts can be taken care of at any time. However, if you have vision changes, you should have a doctor check your eyes right away because cataract-like symptoms may actually be due to other more serious problems.
After a cancer diagnosis, there often is a focus on the physical aspects of treatment without enough attention for the emotional and mental aspects. Here are some ways to address these needs.