Why does Esophageal (Food pipe) cancer Occour? | Gastroclinix

Gastroclinix is an online resource of information for patients. We provide detailed description of all the problems related to gastrointestinal tract & its basic solutions in an easily understandable language. ----------------------- In This Video ---------------------- Why does Food Pipe Cancer Occur ? Esophagus is a medical term used for describing the ‘Food pipe’. Esophagus is tube that provides a passage for food to travel from mouth to stomach. Esophagus cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer related deaths. More than 4 lac people die of esophagus cancer every year. Let us have a look at the causes of esophageal cancer. 1. Barrett’s Esophagus: Long-term reflux of gastric acid into esophagus leads to a condition called ‘Barrett’s esophagus’. 2. Stricture: Esophagus narrowing secondary to acid reflux or lye ingestion can increase the risk of cancer. 3. Achalasia : A condition of esophagus where the muscular valve at the lower end of the esophagus is not functioning properly. 4. Age: Commonly seen after the age of 50 years. 5. Men: Three times more likely to develop esophagus cancer as compared to females. 6. Tobacco: Cigarette Smoking or chewing tobacco causes a type of esophagus cancer called ‘Squamous Cell Carcinoma’. 7. Alcohol: Heavy drinking over a long period increases risk of cancer. 8. Diet: Lack of fruits & vegetables in diet increases chances of developing food pipe cancer. 9. Obesity: Being overweight increases the risk of a type of esophagus cancer called ‘Adenocarcinoma’. Consult your doctor to know more. --------------------------- Read Our Blogs --------------------------- To read more about Esophagus diseases https://www.gastroclinix.com/esophagus/ To know more about Esophagus Cancer https://www.gastroclinix.com/esophagus/tumours/ To read the health tips https://www.gastroclinix.com/health-t... Contact us https://www.gastroclinix.com/contact-us/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You may follow us on other social medias here: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5OdEc0j7U-lwCXhy9ACFQQ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gastroclinix/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gastroclinix Twitter: https://twitter.com/GastroClinix Pinterest: https://in.pinterest.com/gastroclinix/ Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/user110803012 Metacafe: https://www.metacafe.com/channels/gas... Dailymotion: https://www.dailymotion.com/dm_0955ca... LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/company/3594... --------------------------- Our Useful Tags --------------------------- #gastro #EsophagealCancer #health

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