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Another Obesity Downside: Higher Esophageal Cancer Risk

Posted 15 Mar 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, March 15, 2017 – Overweight 20-somethings dramatically increase their risk of esophageal and stomach cancer if they become obese later in life, a new study suggests. The research indicated that people who were overweight in their 20s had a 60 percent to 80 percent increased risk of developing these cancers, compared with those who maintained a normal weight throughout their life, ...

Alcohol, Obesity Could Raise Esophageal Cancer Risk

Posted 28 Jul 2016 by

THURSDAY, July 28, 2016 – Drinking plus being overweight may be a bad combo when it comes to risks for the two most common types of esophageal cancer, a new report warns. The findings suggest that in the United States, a third of esophageal cancer cases – that's about 5,600 per year – could be prevented if people maintained a healthy weight and didn't drink. "These findings add to the evidence ...

Aspirin May Help Ward Off Gastro Cancers, Study Finds

Posted 20 Apr 2015 by

SUNDAY, April 19, 2015 – Taking aspirin regularly over several years may help prevent gastrointestinal cancers, a new study suggests. There was a 20 percent lower risk of cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the colon and rectum, among people taking aspirin, said lead researcher Yin Cao, a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. But Cao ...

Taller People May Have Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer: Study

Posted 7 Oct 2014 by

MONDAY, Oct. 6, 2014 – Being tall may reduce the risk of esophageal cancer and its precursor, Barrett's esophagus, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from international studies that included 1,000 esophageal cancer patients, 2,000 Barrett's esophagus patients and thousands of people without either condition. Men shorter than 5 feet 7 inches and women shorter than 5 feet 2 were about ...

Daily Aspirin May Help Prevent Cancer, Study Shows

Posted 6 Aug 2014 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 6, 2014 – Taking aspirin every day appears to reduce the odds of developing and dying from colon, stomach or esophageal cancer, a new study suggests. Based on a review of available studies, researchers determined that the benefits of aspirin therapy for preventing cancer outweigh the risks. Millions of people already take this inexpensive drug to prevent or treat heart disease. ...

Smoking, Drinking Combo Raises Odds for Esophageal Cancer

Posted 25 Apr 2014 by

FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 – People who smoke and drink are nearly twice as likely to develop esophageal cancer as those with only one of those unhealthy habits, a new study indicates. Previous research has shown that smoking and drinking are risk factors for esophageal cancer, but this is the first study to show the risk associated with smoking and drinking combined, the investigators said. The ...

Exercise May Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer

Posted 14 Oct 2013 by

MONDAY, Oct. 14 – Physical activity may reduce the risk of esophageal cancer, a new review finds. Researchers analyzed four published observational studies, and found that the most physically active people were 19 percent less likely to develop esophageal cancer than those who were least active. The review also found that people who were physically active had a 32 percent lower risk of ...

Overweight Teen Years Tied to Later Cancer Risk

Posted 14 Oct 2013 by

MONDAY, Oct. 14 – Overweight teens are at increased for developing esophageal cancer later in life, new research says. Esophageal cancer occurs when a tumor develops in the tube that connects the throat with the stomach. In addition, social and economic status, and education levels appear to be factors in the development of stomach (or "gastric") cancer, the study indicated. The study included 1 ...

HPV May Also Raise Risk of Throat Cancer

Posted 24 Jul 2013 by

WEDNESDAY, July 24 – People infected with the human papillomavirus (HPV) have a threefold increased risk of developing the most common type of esophageal cancer, according to a new analysis. Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is usually diagnosed at a late state and therefore has a very high death rate. It is the sixth leading cause of cancer death worldwide. The esophagus is the tube leading ...

More Stomach, Esophageal Cancers Seen in AIDS Patients Than Others

Posted 8 Oct 2012 by

SATURDAY, Oct. 6 – AIDS patients are at higher risk for esophageal and stomach cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed U.S. data collected from 1980 to 2007 to compare the risks of esophageal and stomach cancer in nearly 600,000 people with AIDS and among people in the general population. People with AIDS had a 69 percent greater risk of ...

Avoiding Alcohol May Cut Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Posted 17 Sep 2012 by

MONDAY, Sept. 17 – Chronic drinkers who stop consuming alcohol can cut their risk for esophageal cancer in half within four to five years, according to a new evidence review. In the analysis of nine studies, Swedish researchers found drinkers' risk of this type of cancer is reversible if they stop drinking, but it takes them up to 16 years to return to the risk level of people who don't drink. ...

Untreated Heartburn May Raise Risk for Esophageal Cancer, Study Says

Posted 25 Jul 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, July 25 – Rates of esophageal cancer have surged due to a lack of awareness about what causes the disease and how it can be prevented, experts say. The esophagus is the muscular tube that carries food and liquid from the mouth to the stomach. There were six times as many cases of esophageal cancer in 2001 as there were in 1975, according to a team from the University of California, ...

Pre-op Treatments Boost Survival for Esophageal Cancer Patients: Study

Posted 30 May 2012 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30 – Patients with esophageal cancer who receive chemotherapy and radiation before surgery have better outcomes, Dutch researchers report. "We think that patients with esophageal cancer have the best chance to survive this cancer when they are treated with preoperative chemo-radiotherapy followed by surgery," said lead researcher Dr. Ate van der Gaast, from the medical oncology ...

Chronic Heartburn May Boost Risk for Esophageal Cancer

Posted 18 May 2012 by

FRIDAY, May 18 – Inflammation caused by chronic heartburn may increase the risk of esophageal cancer, a new study finds. The condition – formally known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) – occurs when a muscle at the end of the esophagus doesn't close properly, allowing stomach contents to leak back into the esophagus and irritate it. GERD can lead to changes in the tissue lining the ...

Less-Invasive Surgery for Esophageal Cancer Might Be Safer

Posted 1 May 2012 by

MONDAY, April 30 – Besides being easier on the patient, minimally invasive surgery to remove the esophagus of patients with esophageal cancer can also greatly reduce the risk of lung infection compared to traditional open surgery, a new study finds. Dutch researchers also found that patients who undergo this less-invasive procedure have much shorter hospital stays and a better short-term quality ...

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