KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT
Know the Facts About Esophageal Cancer
Did you know that esophageal cancer is one of the fastest growing cancers in the United States? Knowing the facts about this disease can help you determine factors that can potentially save your life.
WHAT IS ESOPHAGEAL CANCER
Esophageal cancer is a cancer that starts in the lining of the esophagus. There are two common forms of the cancer:
EST # OF NEW CASES IN 2013
17,990 (14,440 in men / 3,550 in women)
EST # OF DEATHS IN 2013
15,210 (12,220 in men / 2,990 in women)
Any of the factors listed below can contribute to an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer:
The following environmental factors can lead to an increased risk of developing esophageal cancer and should be monitored:
"If you have any of the factors mentioned above, speak to a specialist about your esophageal cancer risk."
THE FLORIDA HOSPITAL DIFFERENCE
The Center for Interventional Endoscopy at Florida Hospital Orlando is the first hospital in the Southeast to offer a new imaging tool for patients who may be suffering from a variety of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, including esophageal cancer.
As one of the first hospitals in the country to use this technology, Florida Hospital can offer patients access to a potentially more effective imaging procedure, which may lead to earlier detection of esophageal diseases. In a review by the National Cancer Institute, patients whose esophageal cancer was detected early had survival rates that were 34% higher after five years than those whose cancer was detected at a later stage.
Watch the video below to learn more:
NvisionVLE Imaging System
The NvisionVLE™ Imaging System, recently installed at Florida Hospital is a groundbreaking device used to evaluate a patient’s esophagus at depth and resolution levels previously inaccessible. By enabling comprehensive, digital images of the esophagus, this new imaging technology can help the Center for Interventional Endoscopy physicians identify suspicious areas within the tissue that may indicate a number of conditions that impact the health and function of the esophagus, including cancer.
TASTE OF POINTE ORLANDO
Sunday, April 27, 2014
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
This event is being held to create awareness for Esophageal Cancer in our community. All proceeds will benefit the Esophageal Cancer Program at Florida Hospital Cancer Institute.
Ticket prices are $30 in advance February 1 through April 26; $35 day of event.
For more information and to purchase tickets click on the button below.
THE BOTTOM LINE
The earlier you're diagnosed, the greater chance of beating the disease. If you have any of the risk factors, get evaluated by a specialist.
Pam Sain, Esophageal Cancer Advocate
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