Esophageal Cancer


BG is a 68-year-old black male with a history of alcoholism and tobacco use. He went to his primary care physician complaining of severe fatigue, heartburn, and pain on swallowing. He reported that he had modified his diet to mainly soft food. The physician noted that BG had lost more than 20 pounds since he last examined him about 1 year ago. BG was referred to a gastroenterologist who performed an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Based upon the endoscopy results as well as the reported symptoms, including dysphagia and pyrosis, BG was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. Continue Reading >

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