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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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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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Where can people get support for esophageal cancer?

Where can people get support for esophageal cancer?

Www.fightec.org: There is growing awareness of this disease. One group that offers a multitude of support is the esophageal cancer education foundation. Fightec.Org. ...Read more

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Can you get esophageal cancer by consuming alcohol?

Can you get esophageal cancer by consuming alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol is a risk factor for squamous cell carcinoma (scc) of the esophagus. In fact smoking and alcohol combined increases the risk of scc of the esophagus 44 times. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get rid of esophageal cancer forever?

Is it possible to get rid of esophageal cancer forever?

If localized: If it is detected early enough, then it is possibly curable with endoscopic resection or surgical removal. ...Read more

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I ate some hot cheese fondue and i felt some inside pains, will i get esophageal cancer?

I ate some hot cheese fondue and i felt some inside pains, will i get esophageal cancer?

No: Hot food can occasionally cause esophagitis. Most esophageal malignancies that occur today are at the stomach (cardiac ) esophageal junction and are induced by organisms such as helicobacter pylori which causes mucosl changes bringing in bone marrow stem cells to repair the inflammation. These are the cells that are then converted to cancer with hot food having no effect. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of esophageal cancer?

What's the best treatment to get rid of esophageal cancer?

Surgery: Surgery for early esophageal cancer can be curative...Modern surgical oncologists have better results in terms of less complications and some patients may need additional radiation or chemothearpy. For advanced cancers the treatment is chemotherapy +/- radiation. ...Read more

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How can you get an esophageal cancer?

How can you get an esophageal cancer?

Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux squamous cell carcinoma: caused by alcohol, smoking, previous radiation, nitrosamines, achalasia, caustic ingestion, chaga's disease, previous head and neck cancer. ...Read more

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Is it possible for teenagers to get esophageal cancer?

Is it possible for teenagers to get esophageal cancer?

Yes but rare: Barrett's metaplasia is a risk factor for esophageal cancer. Anyone with barrett's should be in a endoscopic surveillance program. Other risks factors that might effect young people: achalasia, chaga's disease, scleroderma, history of caustic ingestion, lymphoma. ...Read more

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Have haiatal hernia, reflux. On Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 1x a day. Taking appx.3-4 mos. Get chest pains and reflux. 1/2 hr of eating. Esophageal cancer? Tums to

Have haiatal hernia, reflux. On Nexium (esomeprazole) 40mg 1x a day. Taking appx.3-4 mos. Get chest pains and reflux. 1/2 hr of eating. Esophageal cancer? Tums to

Endoscopy: I doubt you have esophageal cancer. Your symptoms are probably from hiatal hernia. Talk to your dr about switching to another proton pump inhibitor Prilosec or prevaci for example. If you have additional worrisome symptoms consider endoscopy.Also you may benefit from checking with your cardiologist re chest pain, just to cover all contingencies . Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Samach
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Barrett Esophagus (Definition)

Of the esophagus due to acid reflux damage. The esophagus has different lining than the stomach. When it is exposed to too much acid, it changes to a lining that likes acid better i.e. Barrett's esophagus. It looks different from the regular esophagus on biopsy but can only be proven with a biopsy. A premalignant condition but chance of changing over to ...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