A study has revealed that there’s a link between drinking hot tea and esophageal cancer – and specifically the temperature is the cause for concern.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus, the muscular tube that connects our throat and stomach, you are likely wondering about the road ahead. Surgery is the most common treatment for cancer of the esophagus. A large part of the esophagus — and often the nearby lymph nodes … Read More
Successful treatment of cancer of the esophagus hinges on finding the right treatment for the right patient at the right time. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus, which is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. … Read More
The incidence of cancer of the esophagus, or esophageal cancer, is on the upswing in the United States. Some experts theorize that this may be due to the increase in acid reflux (also known as “heartburn”). Acid reflux is a known risk factor for esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) … Read More
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Today, many GI tract diseases that once required surgery can be treated without incisions. Two such conditions include achalasia, a swallowing disorder, and early-stage gastric and esophageal cancers. The techniques use specially equipped endoscopes, instruments that allow doctors to perform procedures by going through the patient’s mouth. The doctors then use surgical tools attached to … Read More
Esophageal cancer is a relatively rare cancer which traditionally has been challenging to treat. Esophageal cancers are either squamous cell carcinomas or adenocarcinomas. These two types differ in their risk factors, where they appear in the esophagus and in their treatment options. Squamous cell carcinomas are the most common form of esophageal cancer worldwide but … Read More