Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th (11-20-2016)

It’s that time of year again when there is a tendency to overindulge in a mélange of delicious foods. Although many people may only suffer discomfort from over eating, another group of people suffer from the far more troublesome and chronic disorder... Continue Reading

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection (05-12-2015)

Patients with Barrett’s esophagus who undergo regular exams have an improved chance that precancerous changes and esophageal cancer will be detected early. These findings were published in the journal Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition... Continue Reading

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer (04-15-2015)

Treatment of Barrett’s esophagus with radiofrequency ablation appears to keep the condition from progressing to esophageal cancer. These findings were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous... Continue Reading

Scientific Review Suggests Aspirin Significantly Cuts Cancer Rates (08-18-2014)

A recent review of several studies confirms that taking a small daily dose of aspirin significantly reduces the risk of developing – or dying from several kinds of cancer.(1) Several clinical studies have suggested that aspirin can reduce the risk... Continue Reading

Esophageal Cancer on the Rise (11-12-2012)

The rate of esophageal cancer is on the rise worldwide, according to the results of a study published in GUT: An International Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, but the onset and magnitude of the increase varies among countries and even states. The... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (03-26-2012)

A combined analysis of 51 randomized trials found that daily aspirin use reduces the risk of new cancer diagnoses as well as the risk of cancer death. These results were published in The Lancet. A growing body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (07-15-2011)

People who are at high risk of cancer as a result of their family history may be advised to undergo earlier or more intensive cancer screening. Because family history of cancer can change over time, it’s important to update this information periodically... Continue Reading

Barrett’s Esophagus May Carry Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer Than Previously Reported (07-8-2011)

Barrett’s esophagus—a condition characterized by abnormal cells in the lower part of the esophagus—may carry a lower risk of esophageal cancer than previously reported. These results were published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The... Continue Reading

Cancer Risk May Rise Even with Moderate Drinking (04-15-2011)

People who currently consume alcohol or have done so in the past may have an increased risk of developing cancer, even those who drink moderately. These findings were recently reported in the journal BMJ. Worldwide, an estimated 3.5% of all cancer deaths... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (04-11-2011)

The lung cancer death rate among women appears to be declining for the first time in 40 years, according to an annual report published by multiple institutions. Findings from the report were recently released in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A... Continue Reading

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