As April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness month, let us brief you about it.
Esophageal Cancer as suggested by the name it affects the esophagus tube of the body. The Esophagus is the long hollow 8-inch tube that connects the throat to the stomach and it runs in front of the spine and behind windpipe and heart.
It generally effects more men than women and it can occur in any part of the esophagus tube moreover, it generally starts from the inside lining of tube. There are five stages of this cancer (0-5).
It is sixth most common cause of cancer deaths in the whole world.
There are two main types of esophageal cancer and they are Adenocarcinoma, Squamous cell Carcinoma. Some rare types of esophageal cancer are small cell Carcinoma, Sarcoma, Lymphoma, Choriocarcinoma, and Melanoma.