Ranked as the 8th most common Cancer affecting people across the globe, Osophageal Cancer affects more than 600,000 lives every year. Men are more likely to have Esophageal Cancer as compared to women, which is quite evident from the fact that it is the 7th most common cancer in males and 13th in females. The highest incidence of Esophageal Cancer is seen in the age group of 45 to 70 years.
What is Osophageal Cancer?
The term Osophageal Cancer is used for any cancer that originates from the cells lining the food pipe (Osophagus), which is the long narrow tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Since there are several different types of cells involved, Osophageal Cancer can be of different types, the most common of which are Squamous Cell Carcinoma and Adenocarcinoma.
What are the symptoms of Osophageal Cancer?
Common symptoms that may point towards the possibility of one having Osophageal Cancer include:
When should you see a Specialist?
It is advisable to see a specialist as soon as you detect any of the above-mentioned symptoms. All these just points towards the possibility of you having Esophageal Cancer but are not definitive. In order to confirm whether a patient has Osophageal Cancer or not, the doctors perform some physical examinations and tests. The sooner you consult a specialist, your Prognosis would be quicker and you would have a better chance to overcome it.
What causes Osophageal Cancer?
There are several different factors that may be responsible for the DNA mutations that lead to the uncontrolled multiplication of malignant cells in the Esophagus. Since DNA is responsible for regulating the reproduction of cells, any fault in it is likely to disrupt the same. The abnormal cells, having a greater life span, continue to build up and gradually result in the formation of a Tumour. Some of the common risk factors that can increase your risks of having such DNA mutations include the following:
Modalities used for the diagnosis of Osophageal Cancer
Treatment options available for Osophageal Cancer
Sanar International Hospitals provides extensive medical procedures backed up with our state-of-the-art technology and a team of highly qualified & experienced clinical experts.
Our doctors pen down their research findings and experiences from time to time. Their words provide deep insight into the latest techniques, technologies and other advancements in healthcare. It provides expert answers to all kinds of health questions for real-life issues.VIEW ALL
Since the day of its foundation, Sanar International Hospitals is committed to provide comprehensive healthcare services. It regularly organizes awareness programs in its premises and encourages outdoor healthcare activities and camps with an intent to put focus on preventive healthcare.VIEW ALL