Know The Key Facts Of Esophageal Cancer.

by | Apr 27, 2023 | Cancer Awareness

Esophageal cancer is a serious condition that can be life-threatening. It affects the esophagus which is a tube-like structure that carries food from the throat to the stomach. April month is a time to raise public awareness and understanding of esophageal cancer, as well as to provide support for those who have been affected by this condition. It is important to be aware of the risk factors and symptoms of esophageal cancer and to seek medical attention promptly if you experience any concerning symptoms.
Risk factors of Esophageal Cancer
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Smoking and Tobacco Use.
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • A condition where cells lining the esophagus changes and becomes abnormal. (Barrett’s esophagus)
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  • Gender (men are at more risk)
  • Obesity
  • Age (mostly people over 50 years old)
  • Family history
Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
stop smoking

Difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia)

throat pain

Pain or discomfort in the chest or throat


Regurgitation of food or liquid

heart burning

Heart burning


Hoarseness or chronic cough

weight loss

Weight loss


Nausea and fatigue

To reduce your risk of developing esophageal cancer, you can take several steps such as; Quitting smoking and tobacco products, limiting alcohol consumption, maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, treat GERD and Barrett’s esophagus promptly and be aware of the signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer and seek medical attention if you experience them.

Esophageal cancer is typically diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, imaging tests, and biopsy. It can be life-threatening if not detected and treated early. Treatment options for esophageal cancer may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted therapy.

Dr.Sachin Marda and his team at Yashoda Hospital plan treatment for esophageal cancer based on the individual case and may involve a combination of different approaches.

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"Dr. Sachin Marda is one of the best top leading award-winning renowned oncologists in Hyderabad and in India. He has 14 years of experience and treated more than 11000 patients till date. He completed his MS general surgery from Mumbai University in 2005 with a Gold medal and MCH Surgical Oncology in Gujarat University in 2009 with a First rank. He is also trained in UK with MRCS and in NCCS Singapore. He offers ethical, affordable complete cancer treatment with a holistic approach. He is specialised in all types of cancer treatment with laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. He has an extraordinary team with excellent knowledge in chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and targeted immunotherapy. His expertees in oral, stomach, breast. uterine, lung, prostate cancer"

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