BALTIMORE, Sept. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The tragic death of Baltimore Ravens' Clarence Brooks as a result of Esophageal Cancer, a preventable disease, presents an opportunity to raise public awareness and save lives.
If caught in pre-cancerous stages, outpatient procedures can give patients an excellent chance for survival. Patients diagnosed with early stage cancer are also often successfully cured. Most cases are discovered at late stages when treatment is rarely successful. That makes early detection critical.
Important information to help members of the public understand their risks and what they should do about it is available in ECAN's free, downloadable Guide for Patients which can be found at news.ecan.org/PatientGuide.
The Esophageal Cancer Action Network (ECAN) is the only national non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to increasing public awareness about the link between Reflux Disease and Cancer.
About ECANECAN's mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between heartburn and cancer, promoting early detection, supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect, treat and cure Esophageal Cancer and linking patients and families to compassionate support. The Baltimore-based national non-profit organization is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders and families touched by Esophageal Cancer.
ECAN successfully advocated with the National Cancer Institute to include esophageal cancer in its groundbreaking genome mapping project. Through ECAN's efforts, April has been formally designated as Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month across the United States. For more information, visit www.ECAN.org.
ECAN will make sources (physicians, families, patients) available for interviews about Esophageal Cancer prevention
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SOURCE Esophageal Cancer Action Network
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