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March 9, 2006

Ann Richards Has Esophageal Cancer

Former Gov. Ann Richards has announced that she has esophagus cancer.

Richards, 72, went in for tests Monday and got the diagnosis Tuesday, said spokesman Bill Maddox.

Maddox said the former governor is waiting to hear from M.D. Anderson how advanced the cancer is and what her chances are. (CNN)

March 25, 2005

Silica Dust and Esophageal Cancer

Research in China provides further evidence that exposure to silica dust raises the risk of cancer of the esophagus, the organ that connects the mouth with the stomach. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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February 11, 2005

H Pylori and Esophageal Cancer Risk

People who aren't infected with Helicobacter pylori have a "markedly increased" risk of developing esophageal cancer, a new study shows. However, the findings don't address the issue of whether or not the bacterium should be eradicated, lead author Dr. Catherine de Martel of Stanford University School of Medicine and her colleagues note. (ABC News)

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January 21, 2005

Black Americans and Esophageal Cancer

Even though surgery can extend the lives of many people with esophageal cancer, only 25 percent of black Americans have the procedure compared to 46 percent of white patients, a new study reports. (Yahoo)

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May 30, 2004

Soda Linked to Esophageal Cancer

Carbonated drinks may raise the risk of esophageal cancer, a usually fatal disease, researchers reported on Monday. (MSNBC)

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December , 0

Zinc Deficiency Linked to Esophageal Cancer

People with low levels of zinc in their tissues may be at increased risk for developing cancer of the esophagus, according to research reported in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (UPMC Cancer Centers)

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