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Route 66 for Esophageal Cancer
If you wanted to go cross country back in the 1930s , you'd probably travel via America's iconic Route 66 -- from Chicago to Los Angeles. It was a cool way to go. Recent research has discovered an excellent treatment route for people with esophageal cancer.
Prolonging Esophageal Cancer Patient Lives
Staging cancer involves finding out how much cancer is in the body and where it's located. The stage of a person's cancer helps physicians plan the best way to treat it. The information is also used to forecast the patient's outlook.
Childhood Cancer Warriors at Higher Risk of GI Cancers
Gastrointestinal cancers show up anywhere along the digestive tract. And while risk factors for each organ vary, a separate group of people appear to be at greater risk.
The Bone Rx - Cancer Link
A class of drugs known as bisphosphonates has received some bad press lately. These drugs, used to strengthen bones and treat bone metastasis, are linked with a number of health conditions. The association with cancer has expanded.
Family Feud's Richard Dawson Dies of Cancer
He was the distinguished Brit with a sexy laugh who like to kiss contestants and knew how to keep people working together. Richard Dawson, the host of the game show "Family Feud" has died of complications from esophageal cancer.
GERD, Inflammation and Esophageal Cancer
It might begin as occasional heartburn. Later, the heartburn becomes more consistent. Then it becomes more serious as gastroesophageal reflux disease ( GERD ).
More Doesn't Always Mean Better Surgery
Does volume equate to quality? If a hospital performs more surgeries, it stands to reason that patient outcomes are better, right? Not necessarily.
Esophageal Cancer on the Rise. Why?
There's a lot of good news on the cancer front these days. People with the disease are living longer. There are more cancer champions in the United States than ever before. Then there are some types of this horrible disease that are on the increase, and esophageal cancer is one of them. It's been on the rise since the 1970s . We wondered why and ran into some interesting - and surprising - findings. Most think the increasing incidence of a particular type of esophageal cancer is probably tied to obesity. There are other risk factors, like smoking, drinking, and genes.  What...
Does Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?
Recent news that aspirin performs as well as the blockbuster blood thinning drug Plavix , may not be the crowning achievement of this respected drug.
Surgery to Prevent Esophageal Cancer
Acid reflux, or GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is not just an uncomfortable result of a greasy meal. Given enough time, some people with acid reflux may develop damage to their esophagus. And without treatment, enough damage can influence the tissue to become cancerous. While treatment for GERD or the precancerous condition known as Barrett's esophagus usually involves acid suppression with several medications, a new surgical device provides a permanent solution to treat advanced cases of heartburn. Ask your doctor about long term treatments for acid reflux. Formally known as ...