“Our best treatment for Esophageal Cancer is preventing Esophageal Cancer.”
~ Dr. John C. Lipham, M.D.
Chair, ECAN Board of Directors

Click here to see Dr. Lipham’s message

A message from ECAN’s President and CEO Mindy Mintz Mordecai:

When we started ECAN nearly 15 years ago, our top priority was to sound the alarm to let everyone know that Heartburn can cause Cancer. Today, that prevention message remains at the heart of our work.

That’s why I’m saddened when people say, “I wish I had known about ECAN sooner.” Sometimes, they’re current patients. Sometimes, they are family members who have lost loved ones to this devastating disease. In every instance, they wish they had known sooner about the link between reflux disease and cancer. And we are reminded that our mission cannot wait.

More than ever before, ECAN’s message has the power to make a life-saving difference. That’s because new tests that don’t require sedation to identify those at risk for Esophageal Cancer are becoming more and more available. And so many innovators are developing exciting and effective ways to stop cancer before it starts.

Nearly every day we inch closer to a world where nobody has to die of Esophageal Cancer. But you know we are not close enough.

February is National Cancer Prevention Month. We urge you to learn the risk factors of Esophageal Cancer (including heartburn and reflux disease) and spread the message to friends and family that Heartburn can cause Cancer. You never know whose life you might save.