Items tagged as "esophageal cancer"
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Oct. 14, 2013 — Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology's Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 11–16, in San Diego. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cancer in men worldwide. Early detection [...]Created by Brian Kilen
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Nov. 7, 2013 — Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus, according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. The research, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, examined national outcomes [...]Created by Kevin Punsky
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A bracelet-like device with magnetic beads can control the chronic digestive disorder gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online today in the New England Journal of Medicine. VIDEO ALERT: Audio and video resources, including excerpts from an interview with Dr. C. Daniel Smith describing the [...]Created by mayonewsreleases
ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 19, 2012. Statins, a cholesterol lowering drug, may lower the risk of esophageal cancer, especially in patients with Barrett's esophagus, Mayo Clinic researchers report in a study being presented at the American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: squamous [...]Created by Brian Kilen
For many patients, statin medications have helped in the battle against heart disease. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Siddharth Singh tells us about a recent study which found they could help against another disease as too, esophageal cancer. To listen, click the link below. Statins and Esophageal CancerCreated by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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 [...]Created by Admin
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.
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Use of a minimally invasive endoscopic procedure to remove superficial, early stage esophageal cancer is as effective as surgery that takes out and rebuilds the esophagus. This is according to a study by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida. Lead author Michael Wallace, M.D., says, “Endoscopic resection in the esophagus is similar to how we remove [...]Created by Dana Sparks
Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of esophageal cancer, according to a new study presented by Mayo Clinic researchers at the American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Oct. 11–16, in San Diego. “Although the incidence of esophageal squamous cell cancer is declining worldwide, the incidence of [...]Created by Joel Streed
Especially for patients with Barrett’s esophagus, the use of statins may lower the risk of esophageal cancer. Mayo Clinic researchers are presenting their study at the upcoming American College of Gastroenterology annual meeting. “Unfortunately, survival rates for this cancer are low, so prevention is critical,” says Dr. Siddharth Singh, a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist and study author. [...]Created by Dana Sparks