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Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son diagnosing esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk?

Low risk: A single set of fluoroscopic evaluations has a very low risk of triggering any cancer in a patients lifetime.He is much more likely to be severely injured in an accident than to develop such a problem. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son to diagnose esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk ?

Fluoroscopy made to (10 month) son to diagnose esophageal disorders after loss consciousness,bend of back,stiffness.Will he be at cancer (x-ray) risk ?

Reflux R/O: this is being done to check for reflux being the cause of apnea conventional radiology and fluoroscopy will expose him to radiation 5% as compared to radiation exposure from radon and terrestial radiation which is 50% the test is important so the problem is corrected and fear of radiation should not prevent the use of the test ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is esophageal cancer?

What sort of disorder is esophageal cancer?

Cancer of lining: This is cancer of the lining of your swallowing tube or esophagus. This canne diagnosed in several ways, usually best by endoscopy. ...Read more

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Can esophageal cancer cause swallowing disorders?

Can esophageal cancer cause swallowing disorders?

Yes: The major disorder is the inability to swallow food or liquid comfortably. Esophageal cancer is generally circumferential, like a doughnut. The hole or the lumen becomes smaller as the cancer grows, making it difficult for food and then liquid to pass through. This is called dysphagia. It can be treated with radiation, placing a stent or surgery with removal and replacement of the esophagus. ...Read more

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S i've been feeling like food is getting stuck in my esophagus. I am panicking that it is esophageal cancer. Is this likely?

S i've been feeling like food is getting stuck in my esophagus. I am panicking that it is esophageal cancer. Is this likely?

Probably not, but: By age, unless there is some family or ethnic history( eg. You were not born and raised in wi), highly improbable. But you should have it evaluated. A barium swallow or esophagoscopy will help diagnose this condition. Talk to your primary care or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer?

Is there a connection between barrett's esophagus and esophageal cancer?

Yes: Barrett's esophagus can progress to adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. Therefore, surveillance or treatment is recommended. ...Read more

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If I have barrett's esophagus, does this mean i'm going to develop esophageal cancer?

Increased risk: With barrett's esophagus, you have an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer. Therefor an individual should be in a endoscipic surveillance program. If the barrett's progresses to high grade dysplasia, then the risk of cancer is so high, then the high grade dysplasia needs to be treated either with endoscopic techniques or esophagectomy. ...Read more

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Can blood from esophageal cancer come up the esophagus?

Can blood from esophageal cancer come up the esophagus?

Yes: Esophageal cancer that involves the lining of the esophagus can be bloody or bleed. That blood can then come up the esophagus. Depending on its location it may move up and be noticeably more than other locations. ...Read more

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Possible to get esophageal cancer from bulimia if barrett esophagus also?

Possible to get esophageal cancer from bulimia if barrett esophagus also?

Yes.: If you have barrett's esophagus, you are at risk for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus. This accounts for 15% of esophageal cancers, and is usually in the distal 1/3 of the esophagus. It would be wise for you to see your doctor to closely follow this. ...Read more

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Does taking omeprazole (40mg) every day decrease chances that Barrett's esophagus will turn into esophageal cancer? And does diet have an impact ?

Does taking omeprazole (40mg) every day decrease chances that Barrett's esophagus will turn into esophageal cancer? And does diet have an impact ?

Helps prevent more: For those who have Barrett’s esophagus, treatment with a high dose of a PPI might lower the risk of developing cell changes (dysplasia) that can turn into cancer. Eating a healthy diet and staying at a healthy weight are also important. A diet rich in fruits and vegetables may help protect against esophageal cancer. Obesity has been linked with esophageal cancer as well. ...Read more

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Dr. David Cooke
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Esophageal Cancer (Definition)

Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is a muscular tube-like structure that connects the throat to the stomach. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, vomiting, and coughing. Long standing heartburn may lead to changes in the tissue of the esophagus that is associated with higher risk of cancer. Tobacco and alcohol ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Duman
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Esophageal Disorders (Definition)

An esophageal disorder is a condition in which a person has problems affecting his esophagus, the tube from the throat to the stomach. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a common problem. Other problems include esophageal muscle spasms, ...Read more