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What is esophogeal cancer?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Malignant tumor

Esophageal cancer is fairly infrequent malignant tumor of the esophagus.
It is ~ #9 cancer in the US. It is most frequently seen in patients who have strong history of alcohol abuse. Smoking predisposes to it as well. Acid reflux is another contributing factor. There are different types of esophageal cancer (squamous one and adenocarcinoma). It tends to spread quickly and early.

In brief: Malignant tumor

Esophageal cancer is fairly infrequent malignant tumor of the esophagus.
It is ~ #9 cancer in the US. It is most frequently seen in patients who have strong history of alcohol abuse. Smoking predisposes to it as well. Acid reflux is another contributing factor. There are different types of esophageal cancer (squamous one and adenocarcinoma). It tends to spread quickly and early.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Byron May
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Cancer

The esophagus conducts food from the lower portion of your throat all the way to your stomach.
Cancer occurring anywhere along this "tube" is thus esophogeal cancer.

In brief: Cancer

The esophagus conducts food from the lower portion of your throat all the way to your stomach.
Cancer occurring anywhere along this "tube" is thus esophogeal cancer.
Dr. Byron May
Dr. Byron May
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