How to prevent Esophagus Cancer
Prevention includes stop smoking or chewing tobacco.
According to the National Cancer Institute, "diets high in cruciferous (cabbage, broccoli/broccolini, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts) and green and yellow vegetables and fruits are associated with a decreased risk of esophageal cancer. Dietary fiber is thought to be protective, especially against esophageal adenocarcinoma. But for early detection of any disease patient should consult his/her family physician.
How are Esophagus Cancer can be diagnosed at GNH Hospital?
At GNH Hospital our team of best doctors consisting of physicians, gastroenterologist and cancer surgeons will diagnose the esophagus cancer through:
- Enquiring about the symptoms
- Physical Evaluation
- Barium swallow Study, Endoscopy and Biopsy
At GNH Hospital we have some of the best gastroenterologist experienced in treating patients with esophagus Cancer. Apart from the doctors GNH Hospital also has one of the best endoscopes in the world from Fujinon for endoscopy and colonoscopy. Additional testing includes Contrast Computed tomography (CT) of the chest, abdomen and pelvis which can evaluate whether the cancer has spread to adjacent tissues or distant organs (especially liver and lymph nodes).
What are the treatment options available at GNH Hospital for the treatment of Esophagus Cancer?
Treatment is best managed by a multidisciplinary team covering the various specialties involved. At GNH Hospital we have the team and all equipements require to manage or surgically treat the cancer. At GNH Hospital we treat esophagus cancer through:
Life Style Changes - To treat an cancer, first eliminate substances that can be causing the cancer. If you smoke or drink alcohol, stop. Also diet modification should be introduced.
Medication - If the cancer is widespread, metastatic or recurrent is managed palliatively: in this case, chemotherapy may be used to lengthen survival, while treatments such as radiotherapy or stenting may be used to relieve symptoms and make it easier to swallow.
Surgery - There are a number of surgical options, and the best choices for particular situations can be decided after knowing the staging of the cancer.