What is Esophageal cancer?
Esophageal cancer is cancer that occurs in the esophagus - a long, hollow tube that runs from your throat to your stomach. Your esophagus carries food you swallow to your stomach to be digested.
Esophageal cancer usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus, but in people in the United States, it occurs most often in the lower portion of the esophagus. More men than women get esophageal cancer.
Esophageal cancer isn't common in the United States. In other areas of the world, such as Asia and parts of Africa, esophageal cancer is much more common.
Acid reflux may raise risk of cancer of larynx
• Esophageal cancer news • • Laryngeal Cancer news • Oct 02 06
People with chronic stomach acid reflux may have an increased risk of developing cancer of the larynx or “voice box,” a study suggests.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) has…
In a multicenter study of patients with early-stage cancer of the esophagus, those who were treated with radiation and chemotherapy before surgery lived more than twice as long as those…
A new study shows that carbonated beverages don’t increase the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus.
In fact, people who drank diet soda are actually less likely to develop…