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Esophageal Cancer Treatment
Esophageal cancer (or oesophageal cancer) is cancer arising
from the esophagus - the food pipe that runs between the throat and the
stomach. Symptoms often include difficulty in swallowing and weight loss.
Other symptoms may include pain when swallowing, a hoarse voice, enlarged
lymph nodes (glands) around the collarbone, a dry cough, and possibly coughing
up or vomiting blood.
Welcome to the Esophageal Cancer India
cancer (esophagus or oesophagus) Sometimes known as the gullet, is an
organ which consists of a muscular tube through which food passes from
the pharynx to the stomach. This is the thing that takes food down to
your stomach and the only way to eat. It is usually about 25 - 30 cm long
and connects the mouth to the stomach.
Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form
in the tissues of the esophagus.
The two most common forms of esophageal cancer
- Squamous cell carcinoma
Smoking, heavy alcohol use and Barrett esophagus can increase
the risk of developing esophageal cancer.
- Tobacco use.
- Heavy alcohol use.
- Older age
- Tobacco chewing
- Consuming spicy food.
- Barrett esophagus: A condition in which the cells lining the lower
part of the esophagus have changed or been replaced with abnormal cells
that could lead to cancer of the esophagus. Gastric reflux (the backing
up of stomach contents into the lower section of the esophagus) may
irritate the esophagus and, over time, cause Barrett esophagus.
Early on there may be no symptoms. In more advanced cancers,
symptoms of esophageal cancer include:
- Difficulty or pain when swallowing
- Weight loss
- Pain in the chest, behind the breastbone
- Indigestion and heartburn
- food coming back up the esophagus