For some good information on this type of cancer, visit the website for the American Cancer Society
Cancer of the esophagus (also called esophageal cancer) starts in the inner layer (the mucosa) and grows outward (through the submucosa and the muscle layer).
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for esophageal cancer in the United States for 2018 are:
About 17,290 new esophageal cancer cases diagnosed (13,480 in men and 3,810 in women)
About 15,850 deaths from esophageal cancer (12,850 in men and 3,000 in women)
Esophageal cancer is more common among men than among women. The lifetime risk of esophageal cancer in the United States is about 1 in 132 in men and about 1 in 455 in women.
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I have made a miniature awareness ribbon from tiny Delica glass beads – with periwinkle blue beads in the center – the color for Esophogeal Cancer, bordered in white for the hope that is always there!
It measures just about one inch tall, and is suspended on an 18″ silver-dipped chain that closes with a lobster clasp
A lovely way to show your support, and wear your colors! Only $12.00, and the shipping is included!