Tag Archives: Esophageal cancer

Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

Mayo Clinic researchers have demonstrated that a noninvasive screening test can detect not only colorectal cancer but also the common cancers above the colon — including pancreas, stomach, biliary and esophageal cancers. This is one of more than 100 Mayo Clinic studies being presented at Digestive Disease Week 2009 in Chicago, May 30June 4. Patients […]

Researchers FISH for Answers about Barrett’s Esophagus

One in five Americans experiences heartburn at least once a week, and many dismiss the malady as a mere annoyance, choosing to swallow antacids and get on with their lives. But what they don’t know can hurt them. Left untreated, the condition can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, which in turn can put patients at risk […]

New Esophageal Cancer Treatment

Cancer of the esophagus is like many other types of cancer. It’s often curable if caught early. Treatment for esophagus cancer, even in the early stage, has traditionally been surgery — removal of the entire esophagus. But now, doctors at Mayo Clinic are using minimally invasive endoscopies to treat early cancers. Patients have the procedure […]

New Treatment for Barrett’s Esophagus

Frequent heartburn can raise your risk of developing Barrett’s esophagus which in rare cases can lead to esophageal cancer.  Doctors at Mayo Clinic have studied a new treatment for Barrett’s that may significantly reduce your chances of developing esophageal cancer.

Barrett’s Esophagus-Extended Interview

The holiday season is a time when many of us overindulge on rich foods and end up with a bad case of heartburn. Occasional bouts of heartburn are nothing to worry about. But if you get it frequently you’re at a higher risk of developing Barrett’s esophagus, which in rare cases can lead to esophageal […]