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How do you prevent esophageal cancer?

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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
7 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on type

Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus for the most part is casued by smoking, consuming alcohol, nitrosamines, such as pickled foods and smoked meats.
Avoid or limit the above risk factors, especially smoking and excessive alcohol. Adenocarcinoma is casued by acid reflux. Diet modication and antiacids help reflux. If you have barrett's metaplasia, then you should be in an endoscopy program.

In brief: Depends on type

Squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus for the most part is casued by smoking, consuming alcohol, nitrosamines, such as pickled foods and smoked meats.
Avoid or limit the above risk factors, especially smoking and excessive alcohol. Adenocarcinoma is casued by acid reflux. Diet modication and antiacids help reflux. If you have barrett's metaplasia, then you should be in an endoscopy program.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Steve Kagan
Surgery - Vascular
3 doctors agree

In brief: Don't smoke or drink

Smoking and alcohol are huge risk factors.

In brief: Don't smoke or drink

Smoking and alcohol are huge risk factors.
Dr. Steve Kagan
Dr. Steve Kagan
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