LECTURE 14 - Alcohol and Esophageal Cancer Biology of...

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Alcohol and Esophageal Cancer Biology of Cancer and AIDS
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The Esophagus and Cancer Stats http://health.yahoo.com/topic/digestive/overview/article/mayoclini c/0F626CE4-7682-4C3C-801AC8E07B01F30C
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Esophageal Cancer: Basic Description Cancer can occur anywhere along the lining of the esophagus Relatively uncommon in the US, accounting for 1% of all cancers Incidence however, continues to increase Obesity is a major contributor to the increase in incidence Alcohol use, however, continues to be a major concern in the initiation and progression of esophageal cancers
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Common Diseases of The Esophagus http://health.yahoo.com/topic/digestive/overview/article/mayoclinic/0F626CE4- 7682-4C3C-801AC8E07B01F30C Once Barrett's esophagus is diagnosed, there's a greater risk of developing esophageal cancer, which often spreads from the esophagus to lymph nodes and to other organs.
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Types of Esophageal Cancer Squamous cell or epidermoid carcinoma: More common in black Americans and the most prevalent esophageal cancer worldwide, squamous cell carcinoma develops in the flat squamous cells that line the esophagus. Adenocarcinoma: This arises in the glandular tissue in the lower part of the esophagus nearest the stomach. More common in whites than blacks in US. During the past two decades, this type of cancer has increased by 50 percent in black Americans and 450 percent in white Americans. Adenocarcinoma is the most common type of esophageal cancer in the United States and in Western Europe http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/esophageal-cancer/DS00500/DSECTION=3
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Two Faces of Esophageal Cancer http://www.webmd.com/cancer/features/esophageal-cancer-rise As recently as 1975, 75% of esophageal cancers were squamous cell
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