Esophagus – Barretts esophagus

This article was last reviewed on May 3, 2019 by Shaheed Hakim, MD FRCPC Quick facts: Barretts esophagus is a non-cancerous condition where some of the cells that cover the inside of the esophagus have changed to look like the cells that normally cover the inside of the small bowel (the duodenum). Barretts esophagus is …
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Esophagus – Adenocarcinoma

by Jason  Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on November 22, 2019. Quick facts: Adenocarcinoma is a type of esophageal cancer. Adenocarcinoma starts on the inside of the esophagus close to the stomach. Adenocarcinoma is associated with a pre-cancerous disease called Barretts esophagus. Many patients also have a long history of acid reflux disease or GERD. The …
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Esophagus – Squamous cell carcinoma

by Jason Wasserman, MD PhD FRCPC, reviewed on May 20,2020 Quick facts: Squamous cell carcinoma is a type of cancer of the esophagus. It starts from the cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Your pathology report for squamous cell carcinoma includes important information such as the tumour size and the distance the cancer …
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