Esophageal CancerInfo Center

The Bone Rx - Cancer Link
A class of drugs known as bisphosphonates has received some bad press lately. These drugs, used to strengthen bones and treat bone metastasis, are linked with a number of health conditions. The association with cancer has expanded.
Family Feud's Richard Dawson Dies of Cancer
He was the distinguished Brit with a sexy laugh who like to kiss contestants and knew how to keep people working together. Richard Dawson, the host of the game show "Family Feud" has died of complications from esophageal cancer.
GERD, Inflammation and Esophageal Cancer
It might begin as occasional heartburn. Later, the heartburn becomes more consistent. Then it becomes more serious as gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ).
More Doesn't Always Mean Better Surgery
Does volume equate to quality? If a hospital performs more surgeries, it stands to reason that patient outcomes are better, right? Not necessarily.
Does Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?
Recent news that aspirin performs as well as the blockbuster blood thinning drug Plavix , may not be the crowning achievement of this respected drug.
Surgery to Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is not just an uncomfortable result of a greasy meal. Given enough time, some people with acid reflux may develop damage to their esophagus. And without treatment, enough damage can influence the tissue to become cancerous. While treatment for GERD or the precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus usually involves acid suppression with several medications, a new surgical device provides a permanent solution to treat advanced cases of heartburn. Ask your doctor about long term treatments for acid reflux. Formally known as ...
Esophageal Cancer is Allergic to Strawberries
Food as medicine is a concept that continues to evolve. We've learned how a number of foods, such as cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, etc.) contain compounds that can help prevent and fight cancer.
High BMI may not Hurt Chances After Surgery
Obesity is now known to increase the risk of a number of cancers, including esophageal. The exact nature of the association between body mass index (BMI) and esophageal cancer is now clearer and somewhat surprising.
Head & Neck Cancer Aggressive in Transplant Patients
Generally, cancers found in and around the throat are associated with a history of smoking or drinking. However, an aggressive form of this cancer shows up in some organ transplant patients who are taking drugs to prevent organ rejection.
Glow-in-the-Dark for Monitoring Throat Cancer
For some types of cancer, particularly malignancies of the throat, there is a period of time before the cancer is fully developed where it could go either way. New ways of monitoring these precancerous areas to catch cancer earlier are under development.