Esophageal cancer tends to be a "silent killer," and it's on the rise among middle-aged Americans, new evidence suggests.
The rate of this cancer nearly doubled among people aged 45 to 64, and the prevalence of Barrett's esophagus -- a precancerous condition -- rose by about 50% in this age group between 2012 and 2019. The esophagus is a hollow tube tasked with carrying food and liquid fr...
People with chronic heartburn may face increased risks of several rare types of cancer, a large U.S. government study shows.
Researchers found that among more than 490,000 Americans aged 50 and up, those with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) had about twice the risk of developing cancers of the esophagus or larynx (also known as the voice box).
Too few cancer patients who have a heart attack are receiving emergency angioplasties that could save their lives, a new study finds.
"This is an important study, which underscores the broader issue in cardio-oncology of cancer patients too often being passed over for potentially beneficial procedures," said Dr. Robert Copeland-Halperin, a cardiologist unconnected to the new research.
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Cancer survivors are at greater risk of developing another cancer and dying from it, a new study finds.
These new cancers can result from a genetic predisposition, from treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy used to fight the first cancer, as well as from unhealthy lifestyles such as smoking and obesity, according to researchers from the American Cancer Society.
Esophageal cancer is increasing among young Americans, and they're more likely to be diagnosed with advanced disease, according to a new study.
Esophageal cancer accounts for about 1% of U.S. cancer diagnoses, and just over 18,000 cases are expected to be diagnosed nationwide this year. Only one in five patients is alive five years after diagnosis.
Scientists are working on a blood test that may catch five common cancers years sooner than current methods.
The blood test, which is still experimental, hunts for certain genetic "signatures" associated with tumors. Researchers found that it can detect five types of cancer -- colon, esophageal, liver, lung and stomach -- up to four years earlier, compared to routine medical care.
Many cancer patients have faced delays to their health care during the coronavirus pandemic, but with what consequences?
Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston analyzed 15 years of data to determine how long surgery for certain types of cancer can be delayed without harming patients' chances of survival. The study began in early spring, as the pandemic led many ...
Low-dose aspirin may reduce the risk of several types of digestive tract cancers, according to a team of researchers in Europe.
For the new study, the researchers analyzed 113 studies investigating colon/rectal ("bowel"), head and neck, esophageal, stomach, liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreatic cancers in the general population. The studies were published up to 2019.
Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report.
"Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been almost exclusively a disease associated with smoking and almost entirely seen in patients over 40 years old," explained study senior author Dr. Steven Zeitels. He ...