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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hello, I am doing a research project on esophageal cancer for my 8th grade language class. I just wanted to know, who gets esophageal cancer? Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Researcher
There are 2 main types of esophageal cancer. Squamous cell esophageal cancer is related to smoking and alcohol. The most common type of esophageal cancer in this country is adenocarcinoma which is related to esophageal reflux disease. Obesity is a contributing factor.
I hope that helps.
Sandra L Starnes, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati