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Know your risks

  • Knowing what puts you at risk of getting cancer of the stomach or esophagus can help you take steps to prevent disease.

    expand to learn more Tobacco and alcohol

    expand to learn more Ulcers and heartburn

    expand to learn more Poor nutrition

    expand to learn more Race and family history

    expand to learn more Being male

  • Source: Virginia Piper Cancer Institute; National Cancer Institute; American Cancer Society
    Reviewed by: Daniel Dunn, MD, medical director, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Esophageal and Gastric Cancer Program
    First published: 10/29/2009
    Last reviewed: 10/29/2009