Esophageal Cancer

Are You at Risk for Cancer of the Esophagus?

While the exact cause of cancer of the esophagus is unknown, research suggests that these steps may reduce your risk.

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Reflux Disease May Be Linked to Several Cancers

Can GERD increase your risk of esophageal or head and neck cancer?

By Kathleen Hall, MBA

Why Does Weight Gain Increase Cancer Risk?

Research shows that people who are overweight or obese are at increased risk for a number of health problems—including certain types of cancer. According to a new study, gradually gaining weight throughout adulthood—to the point of obesity—may triple ...

More Cancers Linked to Weight

Obesity rates have more than doubled worldwide since 1980, according to the World Health Organization, to more than 600 million adults. For years, research has shown that people who are overweight or obese have an increased risk for heart disease, di...

Why You Should Start Adding Chives to Everything You Eat

Allium vegetables like chives have been studied extensively in relation to cancer, especially stomach and colorectal cancers. Their beneficial and preventative effects are likely due in part to their rich organosulfur compounds. They may inhibit tumo...

By Allison Bush

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Health Writer

Since 2004, Dr. Davenport has shared her passion for health and knowledge of the psycho-social aspects of chronic diseases with the HealthCentral community.

Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

B.S. Dietetics, Dietitian, Health Professional

Jennifer is a dietitian with a passion for educating and empowering families on their journey through illness.

Health News

Study Links Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease to Esophageal Cancer

A study by researchers at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Center at NYU Langone Health in New York links certain types of bacteria that lead to gum disease (also called periodontal disease) with an increased risk for cancer of the esophagus. Results o...

New Test Could Screen for Several Types of Cancer at Once

Researcher at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore say they’ve developed a single blood test that can detect eight types of cancer and help identify the location of the disease. Called CancerSEEK, the t...

The High Cost of Not Taking Your Meds

There’s no doubt about it: Many drug prices have skyrocketed in recent years. But adding to that cost and often underestimated: Nonoptimized medications, that is, drugs that are not taken as prescribed or not prescribed at the right dose or for the r...

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