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Esophageal Cancer [electronic resource]

Information Television Network
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In the past, esophageal cancer was linked to heavy smoking and drinking, but recent research points to a new culprit: acid reflux. This program examines the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of esophageal cancer. Case studies and commentary from leading medical experts in the field elucidate the causal chain between age; obesity; gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD; and Barrett's esophagus, a precursor to esophageal cancer. Gastroenterologists also discuss how long-term use of over-the-counter and prescription antacids can mask important warning signs of this disease.
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24 min.
9 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Nov. 17, 2009.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
  • Cancer Precursor (1:19)
  • GERD: Precursor to Cancer (0:20)
  • Self Medication (1:48)
  • Potential Danger of Reflux Disease (0:43)
  • Causes and Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer (1:13)
  • GERD Not Always Precursor to Cancer (0:58)
  • What Is Barret's Esophagus? (0:36)
  • Diagnosis of Esophageal Cancer (1:53)
  • Diagnosis: GERD (1:40)
  • Stomach Acid Burns Tissue (1:16)
  • Hernia (1:05)
  • Gastroesophageal Surgery (1:09)
  • Esophageal Cancer on the Rise (1:43)
  • Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (1:30)
  • Acid Reflux and Lifestyle Change (1:19)
  • Medications for Acid Reflux (1:56)
  • Treatment for Esophageal Cancer (1:01)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2009], c2007.
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40700 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (24 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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