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How Can I Tell Whether I Have Esophagitis Or Esophageal Cancer
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
How likely would it be to hav esophageal cancer only 8 months after an egd that showed mild chronic esophagitis?
Low likelyhood: The period of time is probably too short to develop even premalignant conditions in the epithelium of the esophagus. However, if you have symptoms that concern you, discuss this with your primary care provider or with the gastroenterologist who did the procedure. Do you have chest pain, post-meal pain, hoarseness, bitter taste, sore throat, difficulty swallowing. Could be reflux disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have esophageal cancer 8 months after a egd that showed only mild chronic esophagitis cause by reflux?
How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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