Overview of Esophageal Cancer

VIDEO | 20:00

Every year 1.4 million people around the world are diagnosed with esophageal cancer, the majority of whom are from South America and China. David Ilson, a medical oncologist who specializes in esophageal cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, provides an overview of the disease, risk factors, and general treatment strategies. He also discusses Barrett’s esophagus, one of the main risk factors for developing this form of cancer.