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Esophageal Cancer

Get the latest news and expert information on cancer of the esophagus, including causes, risk factors, warning signs, treatments, and patient stories.

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Esophagus

Are You at Risk for Cancer of the Esophagus?

Esophageal cancer is rare, and the exact causes aren't well known, but research suggests that these steps may help reduce your risk.

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Risk Factors

Esophageal Cancer: What It Is, How to Treat It

This cancer is relatively rare in the U.S., but four times more common in men than in women. Learn the risk factors.

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Risk Factors

Love Really Hot Tea? You May Not After You Read This

A study published in the International Journal of Cancer gets more detailed about exactly how hot tea has to be to increase esophageal cancer risk.

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Treatment

3 Ways to Treat GERD

Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease is important because it can lead to serious complications, such as ulcers and esophageal cancer.

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Prevention

Can Chives Prevent Prostate Cancer?

Eating allium vegetables like chives can help prevent prostate, stomach, and colorectal cancers, thanks to their rich organosulfur compounds.

Meet the Experts

Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
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.