The past 25 years have seen the rates of some cancers fall, thanks to better prevention efforts. During the same period, though, the frequency of some esophageal cancers rose dramatically. The Author: Matthew Hoffman, MD. Scientists have found several factors that can affect your risk of esophageal cancer. Some are more likely to increase the risk for adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and others for squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. But having a risk factor, or even many, does not mean that you will get esophageal cancer. Last Revised: June 14, 2017.
Aug 08, 2017 · Esophageal cancer (esophageal carcinoma) is cancer that occurs in the esophagus which connects the mouth to the stomach. It is a rare type of cancer, but can be very aggressive. Aug 30, 2019 · The exact cause of esophageal cancer is unknown, but genetics appears to play a role. Several risk factors for the disease have also been identified. These vary depending on the type of cancer, with acid reflux (GERD), Barrett's esophagus, and obesity linked with adenocarcinoma, and the combination of smoking and excess alcohol intake associated with the majority of squamous cell.
Feb 13, 2019 · Esophageal cancer is often found in older patients who have other underlying illnesses that complicate treatment. Esophageal cancer is usually diagnosed late in the course of the disease because symptoms often occur only after a tumor has grown and potentially spread. Feb 15, 2011 · People who drink a lot of alcohol increase their risk of esophageal cancer, but the details of the relationship between drinking and cancer are still under study. Research suggests that most forms.