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Esophagus Cancer

Esophagus Cancer: Introduction

Esophagus Cancer: Cancer of the esophagus in the throat. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Esophagus Cancer is available below.

Symptoms of Esophagus Cancer

Treatments for Esophagus Cancer

Home Diagnostic Testing

Home medical testing related to Esophagus Cancer:

Wrongly Diagnosed with Esophagus Cancer?

Esophagus Cancer: Related Patient Stories

Esophagus Cancer: Deaths

Read more about Deaths and Esophagus Cancer.

Alternative Treatments for Esophagus Cancer

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Esophagus Cancer may include:

Types of Esophagus Cancer

  • Types of cells affected by esophageal cancer:
    • Squamous cell carcinoma (esophagus) - affects the lining cells.
    • Adenocarcinoma (esophagus) - affects the gland-like cells.
  • Stages of esophageal cancer:
    • Stage I esophageal cancer - affects the top lining cells.
  • more types...»

Diagnostic Tests for Esophagus Cancer

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Esophagus Cancer: Complications

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Causes of Esophagus Cancer

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Disease Topics Related To Esophagus Cancer

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Esophagus Cancer:

Esophagus Cancer: Undiagnosed Conditions

Commonly undiagnosed diseases in related medical categories:

Misdiagnosis and Esophagus Cancer

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas...read more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains...read more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria,...read more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning)....read more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it...read more »

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Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption...read more »

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel...read more »

Esophagus Cancer: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Esophagus Cancer

Research quality ratings and patient safety measures for medical facilities in specialties related to Esophagus Cancer:

Choosing the Best Hospital: More general information, not necessarily in relation to Esophagus Cancer, on hospital performance and surgical care quality:

Esophagus Cancer: Rare Types

Rare types of diseases and disorders in related medical categories:

Latest Treatments for Esophagus Cancer

Evidence Based Medicine Research for Esophagus Cancer

Medical research articles related to Esophagus Cancer include:

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Esophagus Cancer: Animations

Prognosis for Esophagus Cancer

Research about Esophagus Cancer

Visit our research pages for current research about Esophagus Cancer treatments.

Clinical Trials for Esophagus Cancer

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

Some of the clinical trials listed on ClinicalTrials.gov for Esophagus Cancer include:

Statistics for Esophagus Cancer

Esophagus Cancer: Broader Related Topics

Esophagus Cancer Message Boards

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User Interactive Forums

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Definitions of Esophagus Cancer:

A malignant growth of cells in the esophagus. There are two major variants: epidermoid (squamous) carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. This is an uncommon cancer in the United States though it is relatively common in Iran, France, Switzerland with highest mortality rates seen in China, Singapore, and Puerto Rico. Excessive ethanol and cigarette usage increases the risk for development of this cancer, acting in a synergistic fashion. (DeVita et al. Cancer. p.776-778 4th edition Lippincott) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Esophagus Cancer is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Esophagus Cancer, or a subtype of Esophagus Cancer, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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