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Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of 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 [...]

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Mayo Clinic: Less-Invasive Option as Effective as Esophagus Removal in Early Esophageal Cancer

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 [...]

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Bracelet-Like Device Controls Chronic Acid Reflux, Study Finds

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 [...]

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Statins May Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

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 [...]

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Statins and Esophageal Cancer: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

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 Cancer

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Reducing Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

In this Medical Edge Radio episode, Mayo Clinic Dr. Yvonne Romero discusses ways you can reduce your risk of developing cancer of the esophagus. To listen, click the link below. Reducing Your Risk of Esophageal Cancer

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Study Suggests Improved DNA Stool Test Could Detect Digestive Cancers in Multiple Organs

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 [...]

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Researchers FISH for Answers about Barrett's Esophagus

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 [...]

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New Esophageal Cancer Treatment

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 [...]

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New Treatment for Barrett's Esophagus

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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Less-Invasive Option Effective in Early Esophageal Cancer

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 [...]

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Researchers Find Physical Activity May Reduce Risk of Esophageal Cancer

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 [...]

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Statins Could Effect Risk of Esophageal Cancer

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. [...]

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