Cancer of the esophagus

Cancer of the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) begins when cells in the lining of the esophagus start to grow uncontrol. Cells in nearly every part of the body can develop in cancer, and can travel to other sections of the body.

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What Is Cancer of the Esophagus ?

Cancer of the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) begins when cells in the lining of the esophagus start to grow uncontrol. Cells in nearly every part of the body can develop in cancer, and can travel to other sections of the body.

Where esophageal cancer begins

Esophageal cancer can begin somewhere along the esophagus. It begins in the inner section of the esophagus wall (see below), and grows outward with the other layers.

The esophagus wall

The wall of the esophagus has many layers:

– Mucosa: This layer lies along the inside of the esophagus. It has 3 parts:

– The epithelium is the innermost lining of the esophagus and is generally made up of flat, thin cells known as squamous cells. This is where popular cancers of the esophagus begin.

– The lamina propria is a fine layer of connective tissue right below the epithelium.

– The muscularis mucosa is a very narrow layer of muscle below the lamina propria.

– Submucosa: This is a layer of connective tissue just under the mucosa that carry blood vessels and nerves. In other parts of the esophagus, this layer also carry glands that release mucus.

– Muscularis propria: This is a thick layer of muscle below the submucosa. It squeezes in a coordinated manner to push food down the esophagus starting from the throat and end to the stomach.

– Adventitia: This is the outermost layer of the esophagus, and is made by connective tissue.

Types of esophageal cancer

There are 2 common types of esophageal cancer, based on the type of cell it grows in.

Squamous cell carcinoma

The inner layer of the esophagus (the mucosa) is commonly lined with squamous cells. Cancer beginning in these cells is known as squamous cell carcinoma. This type of cancer can happen somewhere along the esophagus, but is most popular in the neck part (cervical esophagus) and in the upper two-thirds of the chest cavity (upper and middle thoracic esophagus). Squamous cell carcinoma known to be the most common cancer of esophageal cancer in the United States. This has changed over time, and now it counts up less than 30% of esophageal cancers in this country.


Cancers that begin in gland cells (cells that make mucus) are known as adenocarcinomas. Adenocarcinomas are more common found in the lower third of the esophagus (lower thoracic esophagus). In other conditions, such as Barrett’s esophagus, gland cells start to exchange the squamous cells in the lower part of the esophagus, and this might cause to adenocarcinoma.

Gastroesophageal (GE) junction tumors

Adenocarcinomas that begin at the section where the esophagus meets the stomach (the GE junction, which calculates about the first 2 inches (5 cm) of the stomach), tend to behave like cancers in the esophagus and are also treated like them.

Rare cancers in the esophagus

Some types of cancer can also begin in the esophagus, consisting lymphomas, melanomas, and sarcomas

Can Esophageal Cancer Be Prevented ?

Not all esophageal cancers could be cured, but the risk of developing this disease can be easily reduced by taking care of certain risk factors.

– Avoid tobacco and alcohol

In the United States, the primary lifestyle risk factors for cancer of the esophagus are the habit  of tobacco and alcohol. Each of these factors solely increases the risk of esophageal cancer most of the times, and the risk is even greater if they are attached. Less consumption of  tobacco and alcohol is one of the best ways of limiting your risk of esophageal cancer.

– Watch your diet, body weight, and physical activity

Following a healthy eating pattern and staying at a healthy weight are also vital. A diet high in fruits and vegetables may reduce the esophageal cancer risk. Obesity has been linked with esophageal cancer, specifically the adenocarcinoma type, so staying at a healthy weight may also assist in reducing the risk of this disease. Being physically active may also lower your risk of esophageal cancer.

– Get treated for reflux or Barrett’s esophagus

Treating people with reflux may assist prevent Barrett’s esophagus and esophageal cancer. Most of the time, reflux is handled with changes in diet and lifestyle (for example, weight loss for overweight individuals), drugs called H2 blockers or proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) also. Surgery might also be an other option for treating reflux if the reflux is not prevented with diet, lifestyle changes, and medicines.

People having higher risk for esophageal cancer, like those with Barrett’s esophagus, are most observed closely from their doctors with endoscopies to find the symptoms that the cells lining the esophagus have become more unusual. (See Can Esophageal Cancer Be Found Early?) If dysplasia (a pre-cancerous condition) is caught, the doctor may recommend treatments to restrict it from converting into esophageal cancer.

For those who have Barrett’s esophagus, routine treatment with a PPI might reduce the risk of occurring cell changes (dysplasia) that can convert into cancer. If you have chronic heartburn (or reflux), inform your doctor. Treatment can commonly improve symptoms and might prevent later on problems.

Most of the studies have taught that the risk of cancer of the esophagus is very rare in people with Barrett’s esophagus who take aspirin or some non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen. However, having these drugs on daily basis can lead to problems, such as kidney damage and bleeding in the stomach. For this reason, most doctors don’t guide that people take NSAIDs to try to stop esophageal cancer.