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How can I tell whether I have esophagitis or esophageal cancer?
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Biopsy
Biopsy during fiberoptic endoscopy is the cold standard to distinguish between esophagitis and esophageal cancer.

In brief: Biopsy
Biopsy during fiberoptic endoscopy is the cold standard to distinguish between esophagitis and esophageal cancer.
Dr. David Cooke
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Esophagoscopy
Esophagitis can be symptomatic or silent, esophageal cancer rarely causes symptoms until it is bulky enough to cause swallowing problems.
Esophagoscopy can differentiate between the two with biopsies needed to exclude cancer.

In brief: Esophagoscopy
Esophagitis can be symptomatic or silent, esophageal cancer rarely causes symptoms until it is bulky enough to cause swallowing problems.
Esophagoscopy can differentiate between the two with biopsies needed to exclude cancer.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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