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Terry, esophageal cancer survivor.
“If I hadn’t talked to my doctor,
I wouldn’t be here today.”

Dawn, esophageal cancer survivor.
“I was having problems swallowing for years.
I didn’t know what it was.”

Joe, esophageal cancer survivor.
"I was 29 when I was diagnosed.
I'll never forget that day."

I'm
Fine.

Don't ignore the symptoms.
Do you suffer from:

Daily heartburn?
Trouble swallowing?
Unexplained weight loss?

These could be early signs of esophageal cancer. Speaking
to your doctor could save your life.

Survivor Stories

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Campaign

Terry felt fit and healthy, but always had antacids on hand. Joe was only 29 when he began
experiencing dizziness on the job. Swallowing became so painful for Dawn, that she could only eat liquids. They all know the importance of an early esophageal cancer diagnosis. Talking to their doctors saved their lives.

watch all the stories

Terry's Story

Joe's Story

Dawn's Story

Speaking to your doctor could save your life.

It’s in the numbers.

15.3%

At only 15%, esophageal cancer has one of the lowest five-year survival rates.
Source

4x

Men are 4 times more likely than women to develop esophageal cancer.
Source

80-90%

Patients with an early stage (I) diagnosis are given an excellent survival rate of 80-90% at 5 years.
Source

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1 conversation with your doctor could save your life.
Share your symptoms and talk to your doctor about getting an esophageal
scope.

how to help your patients

If your patient has trouble swallowing it could be an early sign of esophageal cancer. UHN’s ESORAMP (Rapid Assessment and Management Program) centralizes tests and services to facilitate the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

more information for GPs

worried about a loved one?

If your partner, family member or friend has been experiencing symptoms for a long time, you may want to encourage them to share their symptoms with their doctor.

more information on symptoms and services