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Does esophageal cancer affect children differently than adults?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

One of the risk factors for esophageal cancer is an age greater than 65 years. With this in mind, it makes sense that the disease is fortunately very rare in children. When it does affect them, the disease is serious and the outcome is usually poor despite treatment. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease is similar for children than it is for adults.

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