What Is Esophageal Cancer ?
Esophagus is a hollow, muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. Cancer begins when healthy cells change and grow out of control, forming a mass called a tumor. A tumor can be cancerous or benign. A cancerous tumor is malignant, meaning it can grow and spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor means the tumor can grow but will not spread.
Specifically, Cancer of the esophagus begins in the inner layer of the Esophageal wall and grows outward. If it spreads through the Esophageal wall, it can travel to lymph nodes, which are the small, bean-shaped organs that help fight infection, as well as the blood vessels in the chest and other nearby organs. esophageal cancer can also spread to the Lungs, liver, stomach, and other parts of the body.
Types Of Esophageal Cancer
There are 2 main types of Esophageal Cancer :
Risk Factors For Esophageal Cancer
The following factors may raise a person’s risk of developing esophageal cancer:
How Is Esophageal Cancer Diagnosed ?
Treatment Of Esophageal Cancer
Treatment of esophageal cancer can be by a combination of below procedures and techniques: