Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Signs and symptoms often include abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, and weight loss, and possible bowel obstruction. Other complications may occur outside the gastrointestinal tract and include anemia, skin rashes, arthritis, and tiredness. Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of environmental, immune and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. It results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens.
An introduction to esophageal cancer by a team of doctors and nurses at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. It covers definitions, diagnosis and treatment, the surgical process, pain management, eating, talking, and clinical trials. Staff interviewed include Dr. Bill Putnam, Chair of Thoracic Surgery; Dr. Eric Lambright...
Esophageal cancer patient Harriett Delaney discusses the wonderful, compassionate care she received at the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center. Video courtesy of the Medical University of South Carolina.
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Former MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center patient Joey Fisher shares his proton therapy experience for esophageal cancer. He discusses why he needed proton therapy and talks about his love for Houston. http://mdanderson.org/proton