April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer over the last 30 years. Experts predict almost 18,000 news diagnoses and 15,000 deaths this year.*

The good news is that it is preventable. Early screening and detection by a gastroenterologist are key.

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Srinadh Komanduri, MD, a leading expert at the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center addresses some common questions about esophageal Cancer. Learn more

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Symptoms

Risk Factors

  • Men over 65
  • Heavy smokers and/or people who heavily use alcohol
  • Obesity
  • Family history of these type of GI conditions

*According to the National Cancer Institute

Contact the Northwestern Medicine Digestive Health Center