CAUSES :having a reflux disorder, such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) being overweight. not eating enough fruits and vegetables. having Barrett's esophagus, which is a condition characterized by damaged esophageal lining due to GERD. these are some of the factors that can cause the cancer. esophagus cancer is not passed down due to in heritage.
PREVENTION : you can aviod or try to stay away from esophagus cancer by watching what you eat , by not smoking tobacco or drinking achol. also, getting treated for re-flux or barrets esophagus.
TREATMENT :the main options for treatment of cancer of the esophagus include:
Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, endoscopic therapy.
it mainly depends on the stage of the cancer that the person is in determine what method to use.
DIAGNOSIS :the cancer is diagnosed During an upper endoscopy, you are sedated (made sleepy) and then the doctor passes the endoscope down the throat and into the esophagus and stomach. ... The doctor can use special instruments through the scope to remove (biopsy) samples from any abnormal areas
tests are run using x rays and magnetic fields.
- WHO IS MORE LIKLEY TO GET :the average white male is more likely to get esophagus cancer than anyone else. men are three times as likely to get it then women. also it is obtained at an older age than when you are younger. only 15 percent of victims are under 55 when they get the cancer.