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  Esophagus Cancer
Cancer of the esophagus is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the tissues of the esophagus.
Cancer is found only in the first layer of cells in the lining of the esophagus.
Cancer is found in only a small part of the esophagus and has not spread to nearby tissues, lymph nodes, or other organs.
www.cancer-info.com /esophagus.htm   (1174 words)

  
 Esophagus Cancer: Innovative, Holistic Treatment Options: CTCA
Esophagus cancer can be diagnosed using a variety of methods, including a barium swallow with x-rays of the upper gastrointestinal tract, an upper endoscopy, in which a small tube equipped with a camera is inserted into the patient's esophagus, and other imaging and testing methods.
Staging of esophagus cancer, determining the extent and progression of the disease, is essential in the creation of your comprehensive treatment plan.
Cancer of the esophagus is staged using Roman numbers 0 through IV, with IV being the most widespread throughout the body.
www.cancercenter.com /esophagus_cancer.cfm   (1000 words)

  
 SEER Stat Fact Sheets - Cancer of the Esophagus
From 2000-2004, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the esophagus was 69 years of age3.
From 2000-2004, the median age at death for cancer of the esophagus was 70 years of age4.
Based on cancer rates from 2002 to 2004, it was estimated that men had about a 45 percent chance of developing cancer in their lifetimes, while women had about a 38 percent chance.
seer.cancer.gov /statfacts/html/esoph_print.html   (1182 words)

  
 Esophageal Cancer - Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
The esophagus is a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from the throat to the stomach.
Cancer that begins in the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) is divided into two major types, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, depending on the type of cells that are malignant.
The exact causes of cancer of the esophagus are not known.
www.healthnewsflash.com /conditions/esophagus_cancer.php   (3191 words)

  
 ACS :: What Is Cancer of the Esophagus?
The esophagus is a muscular tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach.
The lower part of the esophagus that connects to the stomach is called the gastroesophageal junction, or GE junction.
People with Barrett esophagus are at a highly increased risk for developing cancer of the esophagus (estimated at 30-100 x normal), and therefore need to be followed closely by their doctor.
www.cancer.org /docroot/cri/content/cri_2_4_1x_what_is_esophagus_cancer_12.asp   (685 words)

  
 gihealth.com - built for patient satisfaction
Esophagus cancer is a terrible disease and it is becoming more and more common in this country.
There are two types of cancer, or carcinoma, of the esophagus; one that forms from the normal squamous cells and one from these misplaced glandular cells (Barrett's).
The cancer that forms from Barrett's, called adenocarcinoma, and is usually found only in the lower third of the esophagus, where acid reflux is most likely to occur.
www.gihealth.com /html/education/esophagusCancer.html   (3155 words)

  
 Esophagus Cancer - WrongDiagnosis.com
Esophageal cancer is a malignant tumor that occurs in the esophagus, the muscular tube that propels food from the mouth to the stomach.
Esophagus Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The prognosis of Esophagus Cancer may include the duration of Esophagus Cancer, chances of complications of Esophagus Cancer, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Esophagus Cancer, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Esophagus Cancer.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /e/esophagus_cancer/intro.htm   (1007 words)

  
 Cause and Prevention of Esophageal Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cancer of the esophagus is fairly common in some parts of the world.
The exact causes of cancer of the esophagus are not known.
The risk of cancer of the esophagus is also increased by long-term irritation of esophageal tissues.
www.cancerlinksusa.com /esophagus/wynk/causeprevention.htm   (532 words)

  
 NCI Publication - What You Need To Know About (tm) Cancer of the Esophagus
Cancer that begins in the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) is divided into two major types, squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma, depending on the type of cells that are malignant.
The exact causes of cancer of the esophagus are not known.
Barrett's esophagus: A condition in which the cells lining the lower part of the esophagus have changed or been replaced with abnormal cells that could lead to cancer of the esophagus.
www.medhelp.org /NIHlib/GF-448.html   (4324 words)

  
 ACS :: What Is Cancer of the Esophagus?
Most cancers are named after the part of the body where the cancer starts.
The esophagus is a muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach.
Cancer of the esophagus starts from the inner layer and grows outward.
www.cancer.org /docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_2_1X_What_is_esophagus_cancer_12.asp?rnav=cri   (336 words)

  
 ACS :: How Is Cancer of the Esophagus Staged?
This stage is also called carcinoma in situ, meaning that cancer cells are limited to the epithelium (the part of the mucosa forming the inner lining of the esophagus).
If the esophageal cancer is in the upper part of the chest, it has spread to lymph nodes in the neck.
For cancer of the lower part of the esophagus, it has spread to lymph nodes in the abdomen.
www.cancer.org /docroot/CRI/content/CRI_2_4_3X_How_is_esophagus_cancer_staged_11.asp?sitearea=   (736 words)

  
 Esophageal Cancer Treatments   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition that may proceed to development of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (read our complete review for more details).
There are occasional rare cancers found in the esophagus, such as "sarcomas" which arise from the muscular wall, "cylindroma" which begins from glands, and "lymphoma" that starts from the body's immune system cells within the esophagus.
There were 14,500 new cases of esophagus cancer and 13,000 deaths attributable to the disease.
www.cancergroup.com /em8.html   (1112 words)

  
 Esophagus Cancer
ACS says this cancer is usually fatal because most esophagus cancers are discovered late, with the disease in an advanced state.
Barrett's esophagus is the result of changes to the cells caused by acid reflux, or the spilling of stomach acid back into the esophagus.
Because most esophagus cancers are discovered late it is important for people to be aware of the risk factors and work with their doctor on regular screenings.
www.stayinginshape.com /3osfcorp/libv/c22.shtml   (1067 words)

  
 Cancer of the Esophagus - Gastrointestinal and Colorectal Cancers - Stanford Comprehensive Cancer Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The esophagus is the tube that connects your throat to your stomach.
Tobacco and alcohol use are major risk factors for developing esophageal cancer, particularly tumors in the part of the esophagus closest to the throat.
In both surgeries the majority of the esophagus and the proximal portion of the stomach are resected and the stomach is fashioned into a tube and reconnected to the proximal esophageal remnant in the upper chest or neck.
cancer.stanford.edu /gastrocolo/esophagus.html   (428 words)

  
 Esophageal cancer
The esophagus is the hollow tube that carries food and liquid from the throat to the stomach.
Stage II Cancer is found in a large portion of the esophagus and has spread to all sides of the esophagus, and may have spread to local lymph nodes, but has not spread to other tissues.
Treatments for cancer of the esophagus depend on the stage of the disease and the patient's general health.
www.meds.com /pdq/esophageal_pat.html   (1684 words)

  
 Esophageal Cancer (Cancer of the Esophagus) Causes, Symptoms, Staging, and Treatment on MedicineNet.com
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), in which acid refluxes from the stomach into the esophagus (known primarily for causing heartburn) is a condition that afflicts 20% of the populations of the U.S. and western Europe.
Specifically, the hypothesis is that chronic reflux of acid into the esophagus causes changes in the cells lining the lower esophagus--changes that are referred to as Barrett's esophagus--that ultimately lead the cells to become cancerous.
Cancer is a group of diseases with one thing in common; cells become abnormal, dividing too often and without any order.
www.medicinenet.com /esophageal_cancer/article.htm   (768 words)

  
 Researchers discover how acid reflux leads to esophageal cancer
Providence, RI -— A particular enzyme is significantly higher in cancer cells that have been exposed to acid, leading to the overproduction of hydrogen peroxide, and offering a possible explanation for how acid reflux may lead to cancer of the esophagus, according to a recent study in the Journal of Biological Chemistry.
It was previously known that levels of ROS are increased in Barrett's Esophagus and in esophageal cancer and that ROS may play an important role in the development of cancer.
Incidences of esophageal cancer related to BE have increased over the past three decades at a rate exceeding that of any other cancer in the past 10 years.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-08/l-rdh081606.php   (852 words)

  
 Esophageal cancer, esophagus cancer
Esophageal cancer is a malignancy that develops in tissues lining the hollow, muscular canal (esophagus) along which food and liquid travel from the throat to the stomach.
The esophagus carries swallowed food to the stomach using a coordinated muscular effort.
Known as Barrett's esophagus, this precancerous condition is characterized by chronic acid reflux, in which acids and other digestive juices escape from the stomach, flow backward into the esophagus, and may cause heartburn.
cancer.health-cares.net /esophageal-cancer.php   (457 words)

  
 Cancer of the Esophagus - CancerIndex
The esophagus (UK spelling: oesophagus) is a long hollow muscular tube which connects the throat to the stomach.
Esophageal cancer is a disease where malignant (cancerous) cells arise in the tissues of the esophagus.
Seattle Barrett's Esophagus Research Program Barrett's Esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition arising in 10-20% of patients with chronic reflux of stomach contents into the esophagus.
www.cancerindex.org /clinks2o.htm   (1031 words)

  
 MedlinePlus: Esophageal Cancer
The primary NIH organization for research on Esophageal Cancer is the National Cancer Institute
The esophagus is a hollow tube that carries food and liquids from your throat to your stomach.
You might also need nutritional support, since the cancer or treatment may make it hard to swallow.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/esophagealcancer.html   (295 words)

  
 eMedicine - Cancer, Esophagus : Article by Robert J Fingerote, MD   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Adenocarcinoma of the esophagus most commonly is seen within a segment of Barrett esophagus, chronic peptic sores in the lower esophagus.
Cancer of the esophagus is a common cancer in developing countries of the world where most tumors are squamous cell cancers.
The esophagus lies between the mouth and the stomach and serves as a conduit for food and liquids to the gastrointestinal tract.
www.emedicine.com /AAEM/topic530.htm   (1412 words)

  
 SEER Stat Fact Sheets - Cancer of the Esophagus
From 2000-2004, the median age at diagnosis for cancer of the esophagus was 69 years of age
From 2000-2004, the median age at death for cancer of the esophagus was 70 years of age
cancer of the esophagus between two age groups.
seer.cancer.gov /statfacts/html/esoph.html   (1135 words)

  
 Postgraduate Medicine: Esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus
Barrett's esophagus is the first step in a metaplasia-dysplasia-carcinoma sequence, and patients with the condition have a 30- to 125-fold increased risk for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus (19).
In Barrett's esophagus, squamous cell epithelium of the distal esophagus is replaced by a specialized columnar cell epithelium, which resembles mucosa of the small intestine with its goblet cells but lacks the well-defined brush border (20).
For Barrett's esophagus to develop, injury of the esophageal squamous cell epithelium and an abnormal esophageal environment during the period of repair are required.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/1999/06_99/shahin.htm   (4326 words)

  
 Esophagus Cancer: Stories of Esophagus Cancer Survivors
Esophagus carries food from your mouth to the stomach.
He found out that cancer has spread to the lungs as well as to the ribs.
He was unable to remove the cancer because it was an advanced case of esophagus cancer.
www.tianxian.com /testimonials/esophagus_cancer.asp   (224 words)

  
 Cancer of the Esophagus
One type of cancer of the esophagus is related to smoking and excessive alcohol.
The early symptom of this type of projecting tumor is food sticking in the lower esophagus.
It is a flat whitish ulcer surrounded by reddened inflamed, and raised tissue.
www.gicare.com /pated/eiegmtce.htm   (136 words)

  
 InteliHealth:
Having persistent or regularly recurring heartburn symptoms is associated with a condition called Barrett's esophagus, in which ongoing exposure to acid is thought to change the type of cells lining the esophagus.
While this condition itself is not cancerous, it is associated with a 50-fold increase in the risk of developing esophageal cancer.
But even without Barrett's esophagus, people with GERD are at higher risk of cancer of the esophagus and possibly the larynx.
www.intelihealth.com /IH/ihtIH/WSIHW000/24560/24562/232450.html?d=dmtContent   (835 words)

  
 ESOPHAGUS CANCER
They are calling this one Esophagus Adrenocortical Carcinoma, Stag IV as it came from the first one he had in 2000 in the Esophagus, so it had (metastasize).
The cancer has spread to tissues and organs in the lower abdominal area of his body and the lymph nodes.
Stage IV The cancer has spread to tissues or organs in other area and to lymph nodes around the first site of the cancer and/or has spread to other parts of the body.
www.angelfire.com /tx2/ShinnigStar/esophaguscancer.html   (3181 words)

  
 Esophagus : BC Cancer Agency   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Cancer of the esophagus is more common in men than women by 3 to 1
Barrett's esophagus is a premalignant condition thought to be caused by chronic inflammation where the normal squamous epithelium (lining of the esophagus) is replaced by glandular (columnar) epithelium resembling the stomach lining
Lower esophagus-surgery is usually performed involving removal of the lower part of the esophagus and upper part of the stomach with anastomosis (surgical connection with opening).
www.bccancer.bc.ca /PPI/TypesofCancer/Esophagus   (780 words)

  
 Acid Reflux Drugs or Surgery Stops Cancer of Esophagus Caused by GERD
And since good control of acid reflux disease appears to prevent cancer, we should be able to significantly decrease cancer of the esophagus, one of the most lethal tumors in human disease, he adds.
While GERD and Barrett's esophagus are the biggest risk factors for esophageal cancer, Romero points out the risk is still quite small for patients with these conditions.
She adds that some 40% of people who do develop cancer of the esophagus have no history of acid reflux disease or heartburn.
www.webmd.com /heartburn-gerd/news/20030313/treatment-stops-cancer-from-acid-reflux   (683 words)

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