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Esophageal cancer

Also known as Cancer Of Esophagus and Esophagus Cancer

Esophageal cancer (or oesophageal cancer) is malignancy of the esophagus. There are various subtypes, primarily squamous cell cancer (approx 90–95% of all esophageal cancer worldwide) and adenocarcinoma (approx. 50–80% of all esophageal cancer in the United States). Squamous cell cancer arises from the cells that line the upper part of the esophagus. Adenocarcinoma arises from glandular cells that are present at the junction of the esophagus and stomach.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with esophageal cancer, 32% report having fatigue, 32% report having weakness, and 32% report having ache all over.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with esophageal cancer often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, glucose measurement, x-ray computed tomography, electrolytes panel, complete physical skin exam performed (ml) and therapeutic radiology for cancer treatment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with esophageal cancer include metoclopramide, cisplatin, prochlorperazine (compro), dexamethasone topical product, fluorouracil, aprepitant (emend), dexamethasone, heparin, paclitaxel (taxol), sucralfate (carafate), sennosides, usp (perdiem), mirtazapine and palonosetron (aloxi) .

Metoclopramide
$10
(28 days)
Cisplatin
$56
(21 days)
Prochlorperazine (Compro)
$14
(14 days)
Dexamethasone Topical Product

Fluorouracil
$206
(21 days)
Aprepitant (Emend)
$184
(7 days)
Dexamethasone
$13
(14 days)
Heparin
$52
(7 days)
Paclitaxel (Taxol)
$978
(21 days)
Sucralfate (Carafate)
$49
(28 days)
Sennosides, Usp (Perdiem)
$9
(28 days)
Mirtazapine
$16
(28 days)
Palonosetron (Aloxi)
$733
(21 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for esophageal cancer include age 75+ years, sex == male and age 60-74 years. On the other hand, age 1-4 years, age 15-29 years, and age < 1 years almost never get esophageal cancer.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.1x
15-29 years
0.0x
30-44 years
0.1x
45-59 years
1.4x
60-74 years
3.4x
75+ years
2.1x

Sex

Male
1.9x
Female
0.4x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.3x
White
1.3x
Other
1.0x
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