This animation will help you understand the detectiondiagnosis, and staging of Esophageal Cancer. Watch to learn about these topics as well as information on Barrett’s Esophagus, the only condition that is known to lead to Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Once detected, Barrett’s Esophagus can be treated and eliminated, preventing the start of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma. Talk with your doctor about your risk for Esophageal Cancer or Barrett’s Esophagus.

This Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN) resource is designed to provide important information for patients at risk for Esophageal Cancer and members of the public who want to know more. You will find expert advice about the prevention, detection, and treatment of Esophageal Cancer to help patients discuss key issues with their healthcare providers and make important decisions related to management and treatment. Easy-to-understand animations with audio narration, expert video explanations, and patient experience videos.

We hope this information will be useful to you, but it is not a substitute for the medical advice of your doctor. If you have questions or feedback, please let us know.

Expert Videos

Can medications prevent Barrett’s Esophagus or Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

What are the main types of
Esophageal Cancer?

What is the best way to address
Esophageal Cancer?

What is the risk of Esophageal Cancer for
patients with Barrett’s Esophagus?

What are the stages of
Esophageal Cancer?

How is
Esophageal Cancer staged?

Patient Videos

How did you discover you had Esophageal Cancer?

How did you learn you had Esophageal Cancer?