Millions of Americans suffer heartburn every day. Yet most of those heartburn sufferers don’t know that what they may view as an unpleasant, but common, occurrence could pose a threat to their very existence. Most of us are aware that sun exposure can cause cancer, but few realize that heartburn can also cause cancer. And the cancer it causes kills nearly twice as many Americans each year as melanoma does.
The most important action you can take to help ECAN reach its goals is to pass along our message to those you know.
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to someone you care about.
Tell them that persistent heartburn, or a cough or hoarseness you cannot explain is reason enough to ask your doctor if you need an upper endoscopy or one of the newer technologies to determine if you have Esophageal Cancer or its precursor, Barrett’s Esophagus.
Other ways to help us fight Esophageal Cancer
If you would like to help organize and run one of our events, or if you have a talent or skill you would like to share with ECAN, we welcome your involvement. Please fill in this form and we’ll find the right match for your interests and our needs.
Attend an Event
Check out our events page and find out how you can get involved.
Sponsor Event Participants
Even if you can’t be there yourself, your support of those who participate will go a long way toward helping us reach our goals. When an ECAN event participant contacts you for support, please give generously to their efforts. If you don’t know a participant, but would still like to support our efforts, you can make a donation online.
Host an Event
ECAN is always looking for ways to spread the message of early detection. If you would like to host an event in your community, let us know and we may be able to support your efforts with materials, publicity and media assistance, use of our internet tools and general guidance. Let us know what you have in mind.
Your financial contribution to ECAN will allow us to get the word out to individuals, medical professionals and decision makers so that we can work toward the day when everyone knows that heartburn can cause cancer and understands the need for early detection and more medical research.