What is esophageal cancer?
Cancer is a proliferation of abnormal cells that invade the surrounding tissues and in advanced stages it spreads in the form of metastases to distant organs.
There are two types of esophageal cancer: squamous cancer and adenocarcinoma.
What are the symptoms?
These tumors do not produce symptoms in early stages. In late phases they produce difficulty swallowing or dysphagia, chest pain, fatigue and loss of weight or appetite.
There are precursor forms of esophageal adenocarcinoma, such as Barrett’s esophagus.
How is it diagnosed?
It is essential to perform a quality upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (gastroscopy) to detect precursor forms or cancer at a very early stage.
There are advanced imaging techniques that allow the use of contrast and magnification to visualize the esophagus in maximum detail.
If you are looking for a second opinion about your endoscopic treatment or have been offered a surgical solution, contact us.
How is it treated?
At Endos Advanced we are committed to resecting the lesion completely and in one piece, by means of endoscopic submucosal dissection, of which we are pioneers in our country. In this way, more aggressive surgical interventions are avoided and recovery is very fast.