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BY Katie Kraft

It was December 2018 when my family knew something was seriously wrong with my dad. An otherwise healthy 54-year-old man and avid tennis player was sitting in front of us, barely touching his dinner.

The holiday season came and went, but his struggle to keep food down did not. Only a few weeks later, I received that unimaginable phone call: my dad had been diagnosed with stage III esophageal cancer.

What led us to MD Anderson...

Esophageal cancer survivor Michael Kraft and his daughter, Katie

BY Cynthia DeMarco

If you — or your child — were diagnosed with cancer, what would you do? How would you handle the treatments and the side effects? How would...

BY Cynthia DeMarco

Singer Kimmie Rhodes had been married to legendary music producer Joe Gracey for 28 years when he died of metastatic esophageal cancer in...

BY Elizabeth York

Tim Orellano knew something was wrong when minimal physical activity made him short of breath. “Other than acid reflux, I considered myself very healthy,” says Tim, who has played tennis for decades.

So, in Feb. 2014, Tim went to his doctor in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bloodwork showed that his red blood cell count was very low, requiring blood transfusions.

An endoscopy found a bleeding ulcer, and a biopsy revealed the cause...

Cancerwise blog post: Tim Orellano took charge of his esophageal cancer treatment

BY Clayton Boldt, Ph.D.

The single greatest step you can take to protecting your health is to quit using tobacco. Tobacco is responsible for one-third of all cancers...

BY Loretta Preston

I started smoking when I was 13 or 14 years old, and after 40 years I never thought I would be someone who quit. Even after the first time...

BY Kellie Bramlet

Esophageal cancer is most common in middle-aged men who are overweight and have a history of acid reflux or heartburn. But our esophageal...

BY Mary Ginley

Last fall, I had trouble swallowing. I assumed it was acid reflux and went to the doctor for some swallow tests. My doctor also suspected...

BY Mary Ginley

About a year ago, I was diagnosed with stage III esophageal cancer. My husband and I left our home in Florida and headed to MD Anderson...

BY Kellie Bramlet

When Gus Kunze was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in 2011, his daughter Joyce Matula laid out all the facts for her 90-year-old dad. She...