First, we will understand esophageal squamous cell carcinoma cancer patient. For this, we will meet Mr. Ellis today, who has recently been diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of esophageal.
Mr. Ellis is a 55 years old man, one day he had severe vomiting which contained blood.
He straight away rushed to the hospital. On complete diagnostic workup in the hospital, he was diagnosed to have squamous cell carcinoma of esophageal. Let’s meet him.
CancerBro: Hi Mr. Ellis, I am very sorry to hear about your illness. How are you feeling today?
Mr. Ellis: CancerBro, I was very worried when I was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, but after talking to you, I am feeling a bit relaxed.
CancerBro: How old are you, and where are you from?
Mr. Ellis: CancerBro, I am 55 years old and I am from India.
CancerBro: Okay Mr. Ellis, before this episode of blood vomiting, did you have any other complaint in the past?
Mr. Ellis: Yes CancerBro. For the past few months, I had discomfort in the middle of my chest and had difficulty eating solid food. Also, I have lost weight significantly in the past few months.
CancerBro: Please tell me something about your occupation.
Mr. Ellis: I work in a factory, where I am continuously exposed to gases and heavy metals.
CancerBro: Are you addicted to smoking or alcohol?
Mr. Ellis: Yes CancerBro, I drink about 3 to 4 times a week and smoke about a pack of cigarettes daily for the past many years.
CancerBro: What kind of diet do you take? Do you consume raw fruits and vegetables regularly?
Mr. Ellis: No CancerBro, my diet is mostly unhealthy with almost no fruits or vegetables. Also, I consume a lot of hot beverages like Tea and coffee multiple times in a day.
CancerBro: Okay Mr. Ellis, thank you very much.
I think you people must have got an idea, how a squamous cell cancer of esophagus presents, and what are the risk factors for the disease.
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