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What are the risk factors for esophageal cancer? 
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
9 doctors agree
In brief: Depends on type
For adenocarcinoma, the risk factors are mainly acid reflux, leading to barrett's metaplasia, and being male.
The risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma include smoking, alcohol, radiation exposure, other head and neck cancers, caustic ingestion, a condition called achalasia, eating foods with nitrates, and conditions called chaga's disease and tylosis.

In brief: Depends on type
For adenocarcinoma, the risk factors are mainly acid reflux, leading to barrett's metaplasia, and being male.
The risk factors for squamous cell carcinoma include smoking, alcohol, radiation exposure, other head and neck cancers, caustic ingestion, a condition called achalasia, eating foods with nitrates, and conditions called chaga's disease and tylosis.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Tobacco
Tobacco smoking, chewing, scalding food, barret's oesophagus, chemical burns to include some.

In brief: Tobacco
Tobacco smoking, chewing, scalding food, barret's oesophagus, chemical burns to include some.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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