This animation provides an overview of Esophageal Cancer and the two main types: Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (ESCC) and Esophageal Adenocarcinoma (EAC). Watch to learn about causesrisk factorssymptoms, and prevention strategies to reduce your risk. You will also learn about gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a condition called Barrett’s Esophagus, the only condition that is known to lead to esophageal adenocarcinoma.

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 are available to you.

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

What is
Esophageal Cancer?

Who is at risk for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

What are the Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer?

What is
Barrett’s Esophagus?

When should I contact my doctor about my risk for Esophageal Cancer?

If I have Barrett’s Esophagus, is there a way to determine my risk of developing Esophageal Cancer?

Does a Hiatal Hernia increase my risk for Barrett’s Esophagus or Esophageal Adenocarcinoma?

How is
Barrett’s Esophagus

Patient Videos

How did you find out you have
Barrett’s Esophagus?

What was your biggest challenge as you faced Esophageal Cancer?