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Can esophageal cancer be prevented?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Esophageal cancer can be prevented by avoiding risk factors associated with the disease, such as tobacco use, heavy alcohol consumption, and excess weight. A doctor will be able to help if behavior modification targeting any of these risk factors is needed. Exercise and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables have also been shown to reduce the risk of cancer.

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