Esophageal CancerInfo Center

AIDS and Cancer Links
People living with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) are at greater risk of various forms of cancer. In fact, when these cancers appear, it means the virus has turned into full-blown AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome).
From Cocktails to Cancer and Back
The human body is a wonderland of complex chemical reactions that both cause and ward off disease. Alcohol can throw the body out of sorts if the system doesn’t work just right.
Can Heartburn Lead to Cancer?
About 40 percent of all Americans suffer from heartburn every month. And 25 million Americans have a burning feeling in their upper chest every day. Heartburn is nothing to mess around with. It can become deadly.
Simple Ways to Avoid Esophageal Cancer
It all begins with acid reflux. That's when digestive acids flow backwards and cause heartburn. Over time, this condition can lead to more serious conditions, including cancer.
Clues for Cause of Esophageal Cancer
Like millions of people, you may have occasionally suffered from a bout of heartburn after eating spicy foods. But recurring heartburn can be a symptom of more serious health problems.
Anti-Inflammatory Rx for Esophageal Cancer?
Anti-inflammatory drugs are demonstrating impressive anti-cancer benefits. Long-term use of aspirin, for example, is associated with lower risks of colon, prostate and even lung cancer.
Changing Realities After Cancer Surgery
Did you know that it's not unusual for patients who have undergone major surgery to become delirious? It's true. In fact, coming in and out of consciousness, as well as the inability to process reality is actually common.
Route 66 for Esophageal Cancer
If you wanted to go cross country back in the 1930s , you'd probably travel via America's iconic Route 66 -- from Chicago to Los Angeles. It was a cool way to go. Recent research has discovered an excellent treatment route for people with esophageal cancer.
Prolonging Esophageal Cancer Patient Lives
Staging cancer involves finding out how much cancer is in the body and where it's located. The stage of a person's cancer helps physicians plan the best way to treat it. The information is also used to forecast the patient's outlook.
Childhood Cancer Warriors at Higher Risk of GI Cancers
Gastrointestinal cancers show up anywhere along the digestive tract. And while risk factors for each organ vary, a separate group of people appear to be at greater risk.