Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th (November 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... Continue Reading

Pass It On: April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month (April 18, 2016)

As the month of April brings esophageal cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options,... Continue Reading

Another Reason to Break the Habit: Smoking Alters Bacterial Balance in Mouth (April 12, 2016)

Smoking drastically alters the oral microbiome, the mix of roughly 600 bacterial species that live in people’s mouths. This is the finding of a study led by NYU Langone Medical Center and its Laura... Continue Reading

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection (May 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... Continue Reading

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer (April 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... Continue Reading

National Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month on CancerConnect (April 6, 2015)

Sun Valley, ID & Fort Worth, TX– OMNI Health Media (OMNI) announces the launch of esophageal cancer educational programs for national esophageal cancer awareness month. As the month of April... Continue Reading

Scientific Review Suggests Aspirin Significantly Cuts Cancer Rates (August 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... Continue Reading

New Online Support Group for People Affected by Gastrointestinal Conditions: IBS, Crohn’s, UC, GERD, Cancer and More (August 14, 2014)

Are you suffering from a gastrointestinal (GI) tract condition? You are not alone! TheGIConnection is now available for patients, caregivers, and health consumers as an up to date online information resource... Continue Reading

Esophageal Cancer on the Rise (November 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... Continue Reading

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention (March 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... Continue Reading

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer (July 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... Continue Reading

Barrett’s Esophagus May Carry Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer Than Previously Reported (July 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... Continue Reading

Cancer Risk May Rise Even with Moderate Drinking (April 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,... Continue Reading

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women (April 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... Continue Reading

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types (January 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... Continue Reading

New Analysis Suggests Possible Increase in Esophageal Cancer Risk Among Users of Oral Bisphosphonates (September 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... Continue Reading

Reassuring Findings Regarding Oral Bisphosphonates and Esophageal Cancer (August 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... Continue Reading

High Circulating Vitamin D Levels Don’t Reduce Risk of Less Common Cancers (July 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... Continue Reading

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