Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types (01-4-2011)

Daily use of aspirin may reduce the risk of death from several common cancers, including lung, colorectal, and esophageal cancers. These findings were reported in The Lancet. Some studies have suggested that use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory... Continue Reading

New Analysis Suggests Possible Increase in Esophageal Cancer Risk Among Users of Oral Bisphosphonates (09-14-2010)

A new analysis of the UK General Practice Research Database suggests that oral bisphosphonates (drugs commonly used to prevent or treat osteoporosis) may increase the risk of esophageal. These results—published in the British Medical Journal—differ... Continue Reading

Reassuring Findings Regarding Oral Bisphosphonates and Esophageal Cancer (08-23-2010)

Oral bisphosphonates—drugs commonly used to prevent or treat osteoporosis—do not appear to increase the risk of esophageal cancer. These results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Osteoporosis—a condition characterized... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (07-13-2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, there was a suggestion that people with the... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (07-13-2010)

High levels of vitamin D in the bloodstream do not appear to reduce the risk of seven less common cancers: endometrial, esophageal, stomach, ovarian, pancreatic, kidney, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In fact, there was a suggestion that people with the... Continue Reading

Excess Body Weight Linked with More Than 100,000 New Cancer Diagnoses Each Year in U.S. (11-9-2009)

According to estimates from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR), excess body weight may be responsible for more than 100,000 new cancer diagnoses each year in the United States. Excess body weight is increasingly recognized as a risk factor... Continue Reading

New Study Confirms Increased Incidence of Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus in White Americans (03-8-2009)

New Study Confirms Increased Incidence of Adenocarcinoma of the Esophagus in White Americans Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have reported that between 1975 and 2004, the incidence of adenocarcinoma of the esophagus increased by 463%... Continue Reading

Obesity and Acid Reflux Significantly Increase Risk of Developing Esophageal Cancer (03-8-2009)

Obesity and Acid Reflux Significantly Increase Risk of Developing Esophageal Cancer According to an article recently published in the journal Gut, individuals who are obese and have frequent symptoms of acid reflux have a significantly increased risk... Continue Reading

Being Overweight Associated with Increased Risk of Several Cancers (03-8-2009)

Being Overweight Associated with Increased Risk of Several Cancers Excess bodyweight increases the risk of developing several types of cancer, according to results recently published in The Lancet. It is estimated that in the United States, one out of... Continue Reading

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD (10-24-2008)

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a medical position statement that recommends against using endoscopy for the screening of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).... Continue Reading

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