Esophageal cancer is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, the incidence of some types of esophageal cancer is on the rise.
With this in mind, it’s important to be aware of certain factors that can put you at greater risk.
This article will discuss what esophageal cancer is and what causes it. We’ll also highlight how you can lower your likelihood of esophageal cancer.
What Is Esophageal Cancer?
Esophageal cancer is cancer that affects the esophagus — the muscular tube that connects the mouth and stomach. Esophageal cancer starts in the inner lining of the esophagus and can spread to the outer layers as it grows.
The two most common types of