Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

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Risk factors of esophageal cancer include: being 65 years old or older, being male, smoking, heavy drinking, diet, obesity, acid reflux (abnormal acid flow of stomach acid into the esophagus), and Barrett’s esophagus.
(http://www.cancer.gov)

As esophageal cancer grows, the symptoms may include: food getting stuck in the esophagus, pain when swallowing, pain in the chest or back, weight loss, heart burn, and a hoarse voice or cough that does not go away within 2 weeks.
(http://www.cancer.gov)

Regardless of race or ethnicity, men are more likely to be diagnosed with esophageal cancer than women.
(http://www.cancer.gov)

The lifetime risk of esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 125 in men and about 1 in 400 in women.
(http://www.cancer.org)

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April

Resources

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
P.O. Box 55071, #15530
Boston, MA 02205
1(800)601-0613 toll free
ecaware.org

Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation
P.O. Box 821
Manalapan, NJ 07726
(212)639-8093
fightec.org

Esophageal Cancer Action Network
P.O. Box 243
Stevenson, MD 21153
ecan.org