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Is esophageal cancer the same as throat cancer?

Is esophageal cancer the same as throat cancer?

No,: Throat cancers generally arise in the larynx or voice box but can also involve other areas of the "throat" such as the tonsils or pyriform sinus. Esophageal cancer involves the esophagus or swallowing tube. High esophageal cancers are uncommon, but can occur in the neck. The most common presentation today for esophageal cancer is in the junction with the stomach. ...Read more

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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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Would someone with esophageal or throat cancer have abnormal blood results?

Would someone with esophageal or throat cancer have abnormal blood results?

Not necessary: Most early cancers have normal blood results. Blood results only change when cancer is far advanced or metastatic. ...Read more

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Does eating beef jerky every day lead to throat or esophageal cancer?

Does eating beef jerky every day lead to throat or esophageal cancer?

Depends: Esophageal cancer is caused by a number of factors. Eating smoked or cured meats has been shown to be a risk factor for developing esophageal cancer in many studies. Other risk factors include smoking, alcohol use and chronic acid reflux from the stomach. So i would encourage you to find a new favorite food. :). ...Read more

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What blood changes would be seen in advanced throat or esophageal cancer?

What blood changes would be seen in advanced throat or esophageal cancer?

Possibly none: Anemia if occult bleeding chronically. White count elevation if hidden infection. If treated with chemo or radiation, then blood counts maybe affected. ...Read more

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Is this esophageal cancer? 21 years old. Black tarry stools, bad acid reflux, discomfort in chest and throat area

Is this esophageal cancer? 21 years old. Black tarry stools, bad acid reflux, discomfort in chest and throat area

Please see your: doctor as soon as possible. This is probably not esophageal cancer at your age, but black tarry stools can signify bleeding in the intestinal tract. With acid reflux symptoms and the stools, you need to rule out an ulcer that is bleeding. If you don't have your own doctor to see today, please go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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If lump in throat feeling went away after a few weeks, does that rule out it being caused by esophageal cancer? History of sternum tenderness & GERD.

If lump in throat feeling went away after a few weeks, does that rule out it being caused by esophageal cancer? History of sternum tenderness & GERD.

See GI physician: The best way to rule out esophageal ca is to have an examination EGD done by a GI physician. You probably don't have cancer. ...Read more

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. Dariush Saghafi
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Throat Cancer (Definition)

The throat is a complicated area and is divided into several different areas including the vocal cords, the larynx, the glottis and supra-glottic areas. The cancers in these areas are usually of the squamous cell variety. The distinctions are important as they help to determine the ...Read more