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What is gastroesophageal (GE) junction adenocarcinoma?

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Gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma is a rare type of cancer of the esophagus, the tube that connects your mouth and stomach. It starts in the gastroesophageal (GE) junction, the area where the esophagus and stomach join together. The cancer grows from cells that make mucus.

It's natural to be nervous or afraid when you're diagnosed with a serious disease like GE junction cancer. Yet treatments for this condition have improved a lot over the years. Learn all you can about the disease and its treatments.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Key Statistics for Esophageal Cancer," "Living as an Esophagus Cancer Survivor," "Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Surgery for Esophageal Cancer," "Targeted Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Tests for Esophageal Cancer," "What is Cancer of the Esophagus?"

Annals of Thoracic Surgery : "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines on the diagnosis and staging of patients with esophageal cancer."

Cancer.Net: "Esophageal Cancer: Questions to Ask the Doctor."

Cancer Research UK: "About gastro oesophageal junction cancer," "Survival," "Treatment for gastro oesophageal junction cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Esophageal Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Migration of Gastric Cancer to the GE Junction."

Medscape: "Esophageal Cancer."

NHS: "Living with oesophageal cancer."

Radiation Oncology : "Clinical management of gastroesophageal junction tumors: past and recent evidences for the role of radiotherapy in the multidisciplinary approach."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 06, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Key Statistics for Esophageal Cancer," "Living as an Esophagus Cancer Survivor," "Radiation Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Surgery for Esophageal Cancer," "Targeted Therapy for Esophageal Cancer," "Tests for Esophageal Cancer," "What is Cancer of the Esophagus?"

Annals of Thoracic Surgery : "The Society of Thoracic Surgeons guidelines on the diagnosis and staging of patients with esophageal cancer."

Cancer.Net: "Esophageal Cancer: Questions to Ask the Doctor."

Cancer Research UK: "About gastro oesophageal junction cancer," "Survival," "Treatment for gastro oesophageal junction cancer."

Cleveland Clinic: "Esophageal Cancer."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "The Migration of Gastric Cancer to the GE Junction."

Medscape: "Esophageal Cancer."

NHS: "Living with oesophageal cancer."

Radiation Oncology : "Clinical management of gastroesophageal junction tumors: past and recent evidences for the role of radiotherapy in the multidisciplinary approach."

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on November 06, 2017

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