3-30-12: Esophageal Cancer Rates on the Rise

March 30, 2012 at 7:59 am Leave a comment

Heartburn can lead to esophageal cancer. Image courtesy of Creative Commons / Linguixperiments

The number of Americans diagnosed with esophageal cancer, is growing tremendously … and unless it’s caught early, the outlook is often not good.

Since Mindy Mintz Mordecai of Stevenson lost her husband Monty to esophageal cancer four years ago, she’s been advocating for more research, more diagnostic techniques and more treatments … through her non profit, ECAN, the Esophageal Cancer Action Network.  Sheilah talks with her, and with Dr. Adam Bass, who co-chairs the Gastric Project at the Cancer Genome Atlas of the Nation Cancer Institute.

This weekend in Towson, the Esophageal Cancer Action Network is holding festivities to raise money for its activities raising awareness and funds for research.  It’s called “The Cancer Dancer: Taking Steps to Save Lives.”  You can learn more at the ECAN website. 

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