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Sparing the Knife for Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer starts in the esophagus — the 10-inch tube that connects the throat with the stomach. Surgery to remove the esophagus has been the standard treatment for early esophageal cancer. But that’s changing. A new study has shown a minimally invasive procedure that uses a tool called an endoscope was effective in removing early stage esophageal cancer.

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