What You Need to Know About a Cancer on the Rise (Video)

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

Endoscope Offers Smart Fixes for Your Serious Digestive Problems

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

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What is Heartburn’s Link to Cancer?

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