Esophageal Cancer.docx - Student Name Emily McBride Date Title of pathophysiology Esophageal Cancer Definition Cancerous cells which form in the

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Student Name: Emily McBride Date: March 23, 2020 Title of pathophysiology: Esophageal Cancer Definition Cancerous cells which form in the esophagus, the long, hollow, tube running from a patient’s throat to stomach. There are two prominent types: Adenocarcinoma & Squamous Cell. Causes Although the exact cause is not clear, this cancer is associated with several risk factors. Patients who use tobacco-based products, abuse alcohol, poor nutritional habits, have obesity, GERD or achalasia are all are risk for Esophageal Cancer. S/S Patients often have no symptoms in the early stages of this cancer. Slowly they develop persistent signs, such as, dysphagia, weight loss, chest pain, indigestion/ heartburn worsens, coughing and hoarseness. Complications This cancer can become very frustrating and painful. Without treatment the esophagus can become obstructed, have severe pain and intermittent bleeding. Patients may also have a hard time breathing and eating as the cancer progresses. Depending on the stage in which the cancer is diagnosed, further
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