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    • In 2017, approximately 16,940 Americans will be diagnosed with esophageal cancer. Another 28,000 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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  • WHAT TO EXPECT

    Once a cancer diagnosis is made, you will likely talk with your primary care physician along with several cancer specialists to discuss what happens before, during and after treatment.

  • CLINICAL TRIALS

    CLINICAL TRIALS

    Cancer specialists regularly conduct studies to test new treatments. These studies are called clinical trials. Clinical trials are available through cancer doctors everywhere — not just in major cities, university centers or in large hospitals.

    SIDE EFFECTS

    SIDE EFFECTS

    Most of the side effects of radiation therapy are limmited to the area being treated. Short-term side effects are related to injury to normal rapidly dividing cells. They are usually temporary, mild and treatable.

    TREATMENT TEAM

    TREATMENT TEAM

    While you undergo radiation therapy, a team of highly trained medical professionals will be working together to make sure you recieve the best possible care.
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