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Esophageal Cancer: What You Need to Know Now

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Model of the esophagus.
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Doctor holding a model of the esophagus.
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How does esophageal cancer form?


Woman smoking a cigarette and drinking a glass of whiskey.
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What causes esophageal cancer?


Man with acid reflux holding his throat.
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What are the risk factors?


Man coughing.
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What are the symptoms?


Endoscopy referral.
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How do you screen for it?


X-ray with barium swallow.
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How is cancer of the esophagus diagnosed?


Radiation therapy.
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How is it treated?


Doctors having a disagreement.
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Scientists don’t agree on how to classify GEJ cancers


Hopeful prognosis.
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What about prognosis?


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.