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Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer
Signs and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal cancer occurs when cancer cells develop in the esophagus – the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: Squamous cell cancer – from the epithelial cells that line the  esophagus Adenocarcinoma – from the glandular cells in lower part of the esophagus, near the stomach According to […]

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Preventing Colon Cancer Together
Preventing Colon Cancer Together

Colorectal cancer screenings are an important step toward early diagnosis, but many people avoid colonoscopies because of fear of discomfort. With the increase in incidence of colorectal cancer in younger age groups, Sarah Cannon and other organizations including the American Cancer Society are recommending screening start as early as 45 years old. Sarah Cannon recommends […]

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What You Should Know About GI Cancers
What You Should Know About GI Cancers

By Gwen Spector, BSN, RN, COCN, Complex GI Cancer Nurse Navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Healthcare According to the GI Cancers Alliance, gastrointestinal cancers (combined) are the most common form of cancer in the United States. Gastrointestinal (GI) cancers occur in the organs that make up the┬ádigestive system, also known as […]

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What Are Treatment Options for Colon Cancer?
What Are Treatment Options for Colon Cancer?

If you’ve been diagnosed with colon cancer, you undoubtedly have many questions, not the least of which is, “What are my treatment options?” While there are several therapies available to treat colon cancer, your doctor’s recommendation will be based on two key factors: where the cancer is located and to what extent it has spread. Like […]

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