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Facts About Esophageal and Stomach Cancers

  • In 2016, approximately 16,910 Americans will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Another 26,370 men and women will be diagnosed with stomach cancer.
  • Risk factors vary for each site and may include age, gender, family history, diet, activity level, alcohol consumption and tobacco use. Talk to your doctor about understanding your risk factors.
  • Screening is not generally recommended for these types of cancers. However, individuals with a history of Barrett’s esophagus may have endoscopic exams with biopsies for screening.
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