Regular screening makes sense for many diseases and health conditions.
Esophageal cancer has a strong correlation with smoking, which means that smokers are at higher risk.
You should have a screening test for esophageal cancer if:
At your esophageal cancer screening, you'll see a doctor that specializes in gastroesophageal diseases who will perform an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD).
During the EGD, your doctor will:
To learn more about esophageal cancer screenings or to make an appointment for esophageal cancer care at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, call 412-647-2811.