Do patients with achalasia have an increased risk of esophageal cancer

Do patients with achalasia have an increased risk of esophageal cancer? 

Yes. Individuals with achalasia have as much as a thirty-threefold greater risk of developing SCC of the esophagus compared with the general population. On average, patients with achalasia will have had at least 15 years of symptoms prior to the diagnosis of esophageal cancer.

15585

Sign up to receive the trending updates and tons of Health Tips

Join SeekhealthZ and never miss the latest health information

15856
Scroll to Top