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About esophageal adenocarcinoma and symptoms of esophageal cancer

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Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a common cancer associated with acid reflux and Barretts esophagus. It is associated with the epithilial layer of tissue and cells which is the surface layer that lines the cavities and organs of the body.

This type of cancer is most common in the lower part of the esophagus in glandular cells where the esophagus connects with the stomach.

Esophageal adenocarcinoma is a cancer of gland cells that secrete fluids, like mucous secretions and other fluids.

Another kind of esophageal cancer is referred to as squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer typically begins in the flat cells that line the upper esophagus.

The esophageal cancer estimates in 2013 from the National Institute of Cancer estimates:

  • New cases: 17,990
  • Deaths: 15,210

Esophogeal cancer can be determined by staining the cells from a biopsy (sample of diseased tissue) by a pathologist (Doctor that studies disease). This test will show if the tumor is an adenocarcinoma or some other type of cancer.

The adenocarcinomas are usually associated with a history of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux) and Barretts Esophagus, and may be caused by smoking and heavy alcohal drinking.

The cancer is diagnosed at different stages depending on the depth of the cancer in the tissues and how far it has spread into the body effecting other organs and if there is an esophageal perforation from the tumor.

Symptoms of esophageal cancer can be:

  • weakness
  • anemia (low red blood cells) from internal bleeding
  • pain in the abdomen
  • weight loss
  • fatique
  • pain, nausea, vomiting from a tumor blockage
  • black tarry stools from internal bleeding
  • difficulty swallowing
  • painful swallowing
  • vomiting up blood
  • hoarse cough
  • shortness of breath

Depending on if the cancer has spread to other organs there can be more serious symptoms.

Medical treatment for esophageal cancer depends on the type, stage, if other diseases are involved, and general condition of the patient. Smaller tumors (cancers) are treated with radiation or chemotherapy.

  • Radiaton: a machine outside of the body that radiates tissues and also inside of the body that gives off radiation to the effected area.
  • Chemotherapy: Drugs given intervenously (I.V.) to kill the cancer. Chemotherapy can harm normal healthy cells increase infection due to lower immune cells, cause bleeding and bruising. Patients may also experience loss of hair, poor appetite, nausea and vominting, diarrhea and mouth and lip sores.

The Good News:

Dietary factors

Based on fair evidence, diets high in cruciferous (cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower) and green and yellow vegetables and fruits are associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer.[3,4]

Quoted from the National Institute of Cancer 2013

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