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Chapter 6: Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Malignancies (continued)

Zev A. Wainberg, MD, MSc

Malignancies of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract can be divided anatomically based on the location: esophagus (proximal or distal), gastroesophageal junction (GEJ), or stomach. These diseases can also be divided pathologically: squamous cell cancer of the esophagus, adenocarcinoma of the GEJ, and adenocarcinoma of the stomach. Although all of these diseases may arise from the upper GI tract, they are heterogeneous in their clinical behavior. For patients in the United States without either a family history or genetic predisposition, there are no screening recommendations for cancers of…
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