Items Tagged ‘Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer’

November 20th, 2016

It’s GERD Awareness Week–November 20th

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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 from the far more troublesome and chronic disorder of GERD—and it isn’t just over the holidays, nor is it simply from […]

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Tags: barrett's esophagus, Esophageal Cancer, GERD, heartburn, News, online community, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer


May 12th, 2015

Regular Screening of Barrett’s Esophagus Patients Improves Rate of Early Cancer Detection

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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 Gut. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the […]

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Tags: barrett's esophagus, Barrett's Esophagus Esophageal Cancer, early detection, endoscopic surveillance, Esophageal Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer


April 15th, 2015

Radiofrequency Ablation in Barrett’s Esophagus May Prevent Esophageal Cancer

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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 Association. Barrett’s esophagus is a pre-cancerous condition of the esophagus. It means that there is a type of cell called columnar epithelial cells present in the surface […]

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August 18th, 2014

Scientific Review Suggests Aspirin Significantly Cuts Cancer Rates

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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 have suggested that aspirin can reduce the risk of colon, and other cancer’s of the gastrointestinal tract. (2,3,4) In order to study this […]

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Tags: aspirin, cancer prevention, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, News, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Gastric Cancer


November 12th, 2012

Esophageal Cancer on the Rise

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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 the increase varies among countries and even states. The esophagus is a muscular tube that food and liquids pass through on their on […]

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March 26th, 2012

Aspirin Continues to Look Promising for Cancer Prevention

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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 body of evidence suggests that aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of cancer, with particularly strong evidence […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, General Bone Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer


July 15th, 2011

Stay on Top of Your Family History of Cancer

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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 important to update this information periodically with your healthcare provider. This was the conclusion of a study published in […]

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Tags: All Cancer Types, Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, General Bone Cancer


July 8th, 2011

Barrett’s Esophagus May Carry Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer Than Previously Reported

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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 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquids from the mouth to the stomach. Barrett’s esophagus affects […]

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April 15th, 2011

Cancer Risk May Rise Even with Moderate Drinking

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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, an estimated 3.5% of all cancer deaths are attributable to alcohol. Links have been established between alcohol and several types […]

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Tags: Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, General Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Health and Wellness, Liver Cancer, News, Rectal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Breast Cancer, Screening/Prevention Colon Cancer, Screening/Prevention Esophageal Cancer, Screening/Prevention Liver Cancer


April 11th, 2011

Fewer Lung Cancer Deaths Among Women

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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 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. A report on the status of cancer is published each year by the […]

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Tags: Anal Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors, Head and Neck Cancer, HIV Related Cancers


January 4th, 2011

Aspirin May Protect Against Several Cancer Types

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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 that use of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen may help protect against colorectal cancer. As well, research has also […]

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Tags: Brain Cancer, Colon Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, General Brain Cancer, General Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer, Lung Cancer - Non-Small Cell, Lung Cancer - Small Cell, News, Pancreatic Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer


October 24th, 2008

Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD

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Guidelines Do Not Recommend Endoscopy for GERD The American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) has released a medical position statement that recommends against using endoscopy for the screening of patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). These results were recently published in the journal Gastroenterology. GERD, also referred to as heartburn, is a condition in which the acidic […]

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