Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. The esophagus is the hollow, muscular tube that moves food and liquid from the throat to the stomach. The wall of the esophagus is made up of several layers of tissue, including mucous membrane, muscle, and connective tissue. Esophageal cancer starts at the inside lining of the esophagus and spreads outward through the other layers as it grows. The two most common forms of esophageal cancer...
Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by uncontrolled cell division and the ability of these cells to invade other tissues, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue (invasion) or by migration of cells to distant sites (metastasis). This unregulated growth is caused by a series of acquired or inherited mutations to DNA within cells, damaging genetic information that define the cell functions and removing normal control of cell division. ...
Esophageal Cancer as related to Cancers
- Esophageal cancer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Esophageal cancer (or oesophageal cancer) is malignancy of the esophagus. There are various subtypes, primarily squamous cell cancer (approx 90–95% of all ...
- Esophageal Cancer Home Page - National Cancer Institute
Information about esophageal cancer treatment, prevention, screening, clinical trials, research, statistics and other topics from the National Cancer Institute.
- Esophageal Cancer Staging, Surgery, Symptoms, Prognosis ...
There are two types of esophageal cancer: adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus. Read about symptoms, …