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Novel Device Improves Barrett Esophagus Diagnosis in Primary Care


Testing with a spongy device that’s swallowed to collect esophageal cells and retrieved via a thread attached to it improved general practitioners’ detection of Barrett esophagus among patients with gastroesophageal reflux, according to a trial in The Lancet. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2770843

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12 Anti-Inflammatory Foods Everyone Should Be Eating (and Drinking!)


Try these natural ways to combat inflammation. https://www.marthastewart.com/1120044/anti-inflammatory-foods-healthy-recipes?did=532895-20200611&utm_campaign=martha-stewart-living_newsletter&utm_source=marthastewart.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=061120&cid=532895&mid=35199241700

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Books about Esophageal Cancer


We have presented below several Books about Esophageal Cancer so that people who want to know more about this disease will have a good resource to provide themselves with  that knowledge. Esophageal Cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers … Continue reading

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Heartburn Can Cause Esophageal Cancer


My family has a history of stomach problems.  My Dad had bleeding ulcers on several occasions so, when I started to have heartburn on a regular basis, I thought it was just part of my heritage. I didn’t know that heartburn can cause … Continue reading

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Qtr 4 2014 Newsletter & Event Informaiton


  REPORT  The fourth quarter of 2014 ended the most significant year that ECEF has experienced and we are pleased to report the Year in Review as follows:  ECEF GALA April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month, and it was on … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer Was God’s Plan For Me


In January, 1999, I decided I would retire at the end of the year. I planned to gradually move into full retirement by reducing my work week to three days. I intended to use the extra free time to figure out what I was going … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer Patient Support


Years ago when people were told they had cancer, they tried not to tell anyone about their diagnosis. They did not expect patient support from anyone outside the immediate family. In fact, they often tried to keep the diagnosis to themselves for as long as possible. … Continue reading

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Esophageal Cancer Life Expectancy


When I look back at the time I was diagnosed, I was told my esophageal cancer life expectancy wasn’t very good. When the doctors told me I had a 5 – 10% chance of living 5 years, I felt as if … Continue reading

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Why Worry About Recurrence Of Esophageal Cancer?


When I was initially diagnosed with esophageal cancer, doctors told me I had a 5-10% chance of living 5 years. I was totally destroyed when I heard this. Even if they could halt the disease, there was always worry about … Continue reading

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Esophagectomy Recovery: Relearning To Eat & Sleep


When I came home after surgery for esophageal cancer, a new era of my life began. Esophagectomy recovery meant learning how to eat and sleep again. Although my stomach was now smaller, I still needed the same number of calories to maintain … Continue reading

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