Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. The esophagus is a muscular tube that moves food and liquids from the throat to the stomach. Esophageal cancer usually begins in the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus. More men than women get esophageal cancer.
HOW IS ESOPHAGEAL CANCER DIAGNOSED?
An oncology specialist would first examine your neck area and the oesophagus with a scope. If there is a doubt of cancer, the biopsy may be conducted where tissues from this area would be collected.
HOW IS ESOPHAGEAL CANCER TREATED?
Treatment of Esophageal Cancer depends on the stage i.e. 1, 2, 3 and 4. Surgery is usually suggested if the cancer is spread to a small area and the tumour is taken out. In some cases, part of the pipe may also be taken out followed with chemotherapy and radiation.
DID YOU KNOW?
More men are prone to get this cancer than women. The cancer is more common Asia and Africa.