Swallow. Feel that? It's your esophagus.
You probably ignore it most days. Until you can't swallow, and then you might discover that your esophagus just might be your worst enemy. Because often, by the time you have trouble swallowing, the cancer is already advanced and becomes difficult to treat.
According to the National Cancer Institute, it was estimated for 2011 that almost 17,000 people will be diagnosed with esophageal
cancer and that nearly 15,000 people will die from the disease.
But what is really scary is that of the nearly $5 billion in cancer research funding given out by the National Cancer Institute, only 0.5% goes to esophageal cancer research. Less than half a percent for one of the most vicious cancers? Yeah, that is scary.