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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 5-10

Esophageal cancer in India: Current status and future perspectives

Department of Surgery, Upper GI Surgery Unit, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Inian Samarasam
Upper GI Surgery Unit, Christian Medical College Hospital, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJAMR.IJAMR_19_17

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Esophageal cancer is the fourth common cause of cancer-related deaths in India. It is prevalent among both men and women. Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) accounts for up to 80% of these cancers, although adenocarcinoma is on the increase due to changing lifestyles. The etiological factors for SCCs show a regional variation in different parts of India, but tobacco consumption in various forms, alcohol, hot beverages, and poor nutrition remain the predominant predisposing factors. Generally, these cancers present late and therefore have a poor prognosis. The current status of esophageal cancer in India in relation to the demographics, diagnosis, staging, multimodality treatment, surgical therapy, and the future perspectives are discussed in this review article.

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