Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer is a topic covered in the Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics.

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Epidemiology and Etiology

Esophageal cancer is estimated to account for nearly 17,290 deaths in the United States in 2018. Esophageal cancer is three to four times more common in men than in women. Risk factors include tobacco, alcohol, obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, Barrett esophagus, achalasia, and caustic injury.

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