17,000 new cases per year in the U.S.
3-4x more common in men than women
1 in 125 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime in the U.S.
Early stage esophageal cancer often doesn't show symptoms, but when it does they may include:
Individuals with risk factors such as obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or Barrett's esophagus should get screened for esophageal cancer. Early detection allows for minimally invasive treatments that can preserve the esophagus.
Source: MayoClinic.org; Cancer.org.
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