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Leading-Edge Lung and Esophageal Cancer Care

As you strive to stay positive in the face of lung or esophageal cancer diagnosis, we can give you even more reason to be confident: at AdventHealth, we never stop looking for more effective ways to treat and eradicate cancer.

Our team of specialized oncologists and physicians is pioneering some of the latest clinical trials and cancer research, and we’re continually evaluating new cancer prevention and treatment options that could change the future of medicine. With access to the latest research and protocols, we aim to provide lung and esophageal cancer treatments that support your recovery and guide you to a life of whole health and wellness.

Understanding These Types of Cancer

At every step, we’ll be here to walk you through your diagnosis and options with expertise and compassion.

What is Lung Cancer?

Lung cancer is a type of cancer that starts in the cells of the lungs. When a person has lung cancer, abnormal cells grow uncontrollably in one or both lungs, forming tumors. These tumors can interfere with the normal functioning of the lungs, making it difficult for them to provide oxygen to the body through the bloodstream.

There are two main types of lung cancer:

  • Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): This is the most common type, accounting for about 85% of all lung cancers. NSCLC can be further divided into subtypes such as adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and large cell carcinoma.
  • Small cell lung cancer (SCLC): This type is less common but tends to grow and spread more rapidly than NSCLC. It's often associated with smoking and tobacco use.
What is Esophageal Cancer?

Esophageal cancer is a type of cancer that develops in the esophagus, which is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Like other types of cancer, esophageal cancer begins when abnormal cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, forming a tumor. Over time, these cancerous cells can invade nearby tissues and spread to other parts of the body.

There are two main types of esophageal cancer:

  • Squamous cell carcinoma: This type of esophageal cancer starts in the thin, flat cells lining the esophagus. It typically occurs in the upper and middle parts of the esophagus and is often associated with smoking, heavy alcohol use and certain dietary factors.
  • Adenocarcinoma: Adenocarcinoma develops in the glandular cells that produce mucus in the lining of the esophagus. It usually occurs in the lower part of the esophagus and is often linked to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett's esophagus (a condition in which the cells lining the lower esophagus become abnormal), obesity and smoking.

Proactive Care to Protect Your Health

Learn more about how we can help you detect cancer early, when it’s most treatable and beatable, plus what lung and esophageal cancer staging means.

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Oncology Experts In Your Corner

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