In a study published this month in Annals of Surgery, researchers from Osaka University revealed that, compared with primary tumors, which are often used to assess treatment outcomes in many types of cancers, the response of lymph nodes to  neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) is more effective in predicting disease recurrence and patient survival in individuals with esophageal cancer…

Many people start their day with a cup of tea. But those who drink it piping hot could be increasing their risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study. The study looked at more than 50,000 people in Golestan, a province in northeastern Iran. Researchers found that tea drinkers who liked their beverage to be…

Just about everybody knows what heartburn feels like. From indigestion to pregnancy, it’s a common symptom. But you might not know that persistent heartburn can sometimes be a sign of something more serious. How are esophageal cancer and acid reflux related? ACID REFLUX, also called heartburn, is the burning sensation you might feel in your…

New research, appearing in the International Journal of Cancer,finds an association between drinking tea at very high temperatures and the risk of developing esophageal cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019, there will be approximately 17,650 new cases of esophageal Cancer and over 16,000 people will die from it. Numerous factors may raise a person’s risk…

The esophagus is a hollow muscular tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Each time you swallow food or liquid, the esophagus transports it to the digestive system. What is Esophageal Cancer? Esophageal cancer can develop when cells lining this tube begin to grow and divide abnormally, forming a tumor. Tumors typically start in…

Esophageal Cancer What is the esophagus? The esophagus is a muscular tube in the chest. It’s about 10 inches (25 centimeters) long. This organ is part of the digestive tract. Food moves from the mouth through the esophagus to the stomach and is called Food Pipe.   Cancer Cells   Normal cells in the esophagus…

Recent publication by International Agency for Research of cancer (IARC) has included consumption of hot beverages as the ‘probable cause’ of Esophageal cancer. To quote.. “…The Working Group noted that the epidemiological evidence for very hot beverages and human cancer has strengthened over time, with positive associations and trends in studies that considered qualitative gradations…

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