NCCN Guidelines for Patients® | Esophageal Cancer - page 10

NCCN Guidelines for Patients
: Esophageal Cancer
Version 1.2013
Part 1: About esophageal cancer
1.4 Tools
American Cancer Society
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association
National Cancer Institute
Review of Part 1
The esophagus moves food from the throat down into the stomach.
The wall of the esophagus has four layers.
Esophageal cancer often starts in cells the line the inside wall or starts in cells that make mucus.
Cancer cells form a tumor since they don’t die as normal cells do.
Cancer cells can spread to other body parts through lymph or blood.
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