2023 April Esophageal Cancer Awareness Photo Slideshow

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has put together a photo slideshow of the brave people who have been affected by esophageal cancer: those who have survived, those who have passed away and those who are currently fighting this horrific cancer.

Thank you to everyone who has submitted a photo. To view the full slideshow, click on the video below.

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Here are some fast facts about esophageal cancer:

  • Esophageal cancer has increased over 733% in the past four decades.
  • It is considered one of the fastest growing and deadliest cancers in the United States.
  • One in five Americans have acid reflux disease, which is a primary risk factor for esophageal cancer.
  • Chronic heartburn and indigestion are common symptoms that many are unaware could lead to cancer.
  • Esophageal cancer has late-onset symptoms and no routine screenings.
  • The majority of people are diagnosed in advanced stages.
  • Patients diagnosed with late-stage esophageal cancer face a survival rate of only 5.7%.

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation awarded two research grants, the first in 2015 and the second in 2018. The research awarded in 2018, which is currently underway, is headed by Dr. Donald Low, a specialist in esophageal and thoracic surgery at Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle and is aimed at determining the accuracy of a breath test for detecting esophageal cancer.

The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation opened our Grant Program for the third time and plans to award funding in 2023. All grants are awarded in honor of all the men and women affected by esophageal cancer.

Please donate to The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation. This charity is sustained entirely by the generosity of our donors. In order to continue this mission of raising awareness, encouraging early detection and funding research of esophageal cancer, we ask you to consider making a tax-deductible donation: www.SALGI.org/donate

Thank you!


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