The esophagus is a tube made out of muscle that connects your mouth to your stomach. Esophageal cancer is caused by esophageal cells growing out of control. As the number of cells grow, they form into a tumor. This articles describes the basic information about esophageal cancer including how it is diagnosed and treated.
This article provides an overview of cancer of the esophagus and Barrett's esophagus, their diagnosis, staging and treatments.
Barrett's esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition that increases a person's risk for developing esophageal adenocarcinoma. This article details information about symptoms, screening, diagnosis and treatment for this condition.
Esophageal cancer is at times treated with surgery. There are a number of different surgeries that can be used depending upon the stage of the cancer. This article reviews the different surgical procedures used to treat esophageal cancer, the possible risks associated, and how to manage after surgery.
An esophagectomy is a surgical procedure that is done to remove a small or large portion of the esophagus, and at times a portion of the stomach.
Provides tips to coping with common side effects after esophagectomy, what foods to avoid and what is often well tolerated.
Esophageal blockage is the narrowing of your esophagus which can be caused by esophageal cancer. This article details what it is and how it can be treated.
This article providers information and links to cancer service organizations that provide support, education, and resources to people with esophageal cancer.