Squamous Esophageal Mucosa With Mild Reflux

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Definition

Esophageal cancer is a cancerous (malignant) tumor of the esophagus, the muscular tube that moves food from the mouth to the stomach.

See also: Barrett's esophagus


Alternative Names

Cancer - esophagus


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Esophageal cancer is not very common in the United States. It occurs most often in men over 50 years old.

Two main types of esophageal cancer exist: squamous cell carcinoma and adenocarcinoma. These two types look different from each other under the...

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