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Did you know?
Esophageal Cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States. Acid reflux can lead to pre-cancerous Barrett’s
esophagus which can be effectively treated to prevent esophageal cancer.

 

What is Esophageal Cancer?
There are two types of esophageal cancer, one is squamous cell cancer and the other is adenocarcinoma cancer. Squamous cell cancer forms in the thin, flat cells that line the esophagus and is usually found in the upper and middle part of the esophagus. Adenocarcinoma is the more common type of esophageal cancer and Barrett's esophagus, a complication of GERD increases the risk of this type of cancer of the esophagus.

What are the risk factors?

What are the symptoms?

Smoking
Heavy Drinking (more than 3 alcoholic drinks per day)
Obesity

Acid Reflux
Barrett’s esophagus

Food gets stuck in the esophagus
Reflux
Pain when swallowing
Pain in the chest/back

Unanticipated weight loss
Heartburn
A cough or hoarse voice lasting more than two weeks
Vomiting blood or passing old blood with bowel movements

Upcoming events:

Taste of Pointe Orlando
Sunday, April 28, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This event is being held to create awareness for Esophageal Cancer in our community. All proceeds will benefit the Esophageal Cancer Program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.

Ticket prices are $30 in advance February 1 through April 27; $35 day of event.

For more information and to purchase tickets visit: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3331595893

The earlier the diagnosis and onset of treament, the greater chance you will have of beating this disease.
If you have frequent reflux get evaluated and treated to prevent Cancer. Barrett's esophagus is the single major risk of adenocarcinoma cancer which is the fastest growing gastrointestinal cancer and IT IS FIXABLE with a non-invasive
procedure. Prevention is the key, there ARE steps you can take to prevent this disase.

To learn more about treatment options contact Florida Hospital at 407-303-1700 or submit an inquiry form above to have one of our care coordinators contact you.

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