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What are the different types of esophageal cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Two main types: The two main types are adenocarcinoma (the most common, derived from barrett's metaplasia) and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and squamous cell carcinoma is generally caused by smoking and alcohol.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Ca esophagus: Adeno ca and squamous cell ca.
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Thoracic Surgery 20 years experience

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the types of esophageal cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Thoracic Surgery 22 years experience
Two major types: The most common in this country is adenocarcinoma. The second most common is squamous cell carcinoma. There are other very rare types such as melanoma, lymphoma and small cell. Also, esophageal cancer is categorized by location, i.e. Bottom third, middle third and upper third of the esophagus. The majority in this country are in the lower third.

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