MedicineWorld.org Oncology - Cancer - esophageal cancer
Can esophageal cancer be prevented?
Some of the risk factors that are associated with esophageal cancer like, cigarette smoking are modifiable, while others like age and race are non-modifiable. You can do the following to decrease your risk of developing esophageal cancer.
Screening (looking for disease before symptoms appear) for esophageal cancer is undertaken only when the patient has high risk developing esophageal cancer. Patients who have been diagnosed with Barretts esophagus may undergo screening endoscopy once in 2 to 3 years to detect further changes in the abnormal site. If further changes occur surgical removal of the abnormal part of the esophagus may be required.
Esophageal cancer: screening and prevention
Can Esophagus Cancer Be Prevented? (American Cancer Society)
Can Esophagus Cancer Be Found Early? (American Cancer Society)
Screening (National Cancer Institute)
Prevention of esophageal cancer (National Cancer Institute)
The Official Patient's Sourcebook on Esophageal Cancer
by Icon Health Publications
21st Century Complete Medical Guide to Esophageal Cancer
by PM Medical Health News
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