April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month and there are many ways in which you can get involved and make a difference!
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation is raising awareness, encouraging early detection and funding research of esophageal cancer.
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April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month! Join me in supporting @SalgiFoundation raise awareness & research funding for esophageal cancer!
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Esophageal Cancer Facts:
- Esophageal cancer adenocarcinoma (EAC) has increased over 600% in the past decades.
- Esophageal cancer is considered the fastest growing cancer in the United States, according to the National Cancer Institute.
- Obesity, chronic heartburn or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) and smoking can lead to esophageal damage and cancer.
- Stage IV esophageal cancer [adenocarcinoma] has a survival rate of only 4.5%.
- Symptoms often arise too late, once the cancer has spread and becomes difficult if not impossible to treat, thus making esophageal adenocarcinoma a highly lethal tumor.
- Unlike other deadly cancers, there are no routine or standard screening tests to detect esophageal cancer in its earliest stages.
- Only 18.4% of patients diagnosed with esophageal cancer will survive 5(+) years.
- In 2016, an estimated 16,910 people were diagnosed with esophageal cancer and an estimated 15,690 people passed away from esophageal cancer.¹
- In 2015, there was an estimated 16,980 new diagnoses of esophageal cancer & 15,590 deaths in the U.S.
- Despite its rapid increase and poor prognosis, esophageal cancer research receives very little private or government funding.
- The National Cancer Institute decreased its investment in research of esophageal cancer by 15% in 2012.
- In 2013, esophageal cancer research funding was again decreased. The National Cancer Institute invested only $26.5 million for esophageal cancer research out of their total $4.79 billion budget.
- In 2014, The National Cancer Institute spent $28.4 million for esophageal cancer research out of their total budget.
- However, an astonishing $1.6 billion dollars was estimated to be spent on esophageal cancer treatment alone during 2014 in the U.S. (Source: Cancer.gov)
The statistics relating to esophageal cancer are devastating and need to be changed immediately. You have the power to make a difference and ensure esophageal cancer receives the same resources and attention as other deadly cancers. Join this life-saving mission today!
Sample posts for social media, just copy and paste!
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month! I’m making a difference in honor of (loved one’s name) by supporting @SalgiFoundation SALGI.org/donate.
Did you know @SalgiFoundation funded #EsophagealCancer research?! Help them fund further research this year! SALGI.org/donate.
Don’t ignore chronic heartburn! It could be a symptom of reflux disease and may increase the risk of #EsophagealCancer. Learn more: SALGI.org/heartburn.
Esophageal cancer research is critically underfunded. I donated to @SalgiFoundation. You can support this mission, too: SALGI.org/donate.
Did you know #EsophagealCancer is considered one of the fastest growing cancer in the US? You can help @SalgiFoundation make a difference: SALGI.org/ways-to-help.
There are no routine screening tests to diagnose #EsophagealCancer. Early detection is important to saving lives. Know the signs and symptoms: SALGI.org/symptoms.
Chronic heartburn is one risk factor associated with #EsophagealCancer. Learn more about other risk factors here: SALGI.org/risks.
#EsophagealCancer’s overall 5-year survival rate is only 18.8%. Awareness, early detection and research are three important ways to change these statistics. Learn more: SALGI.org.
April Esophageal Cancer Awareness Video Slideshow!
The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation has put together a video slideshow of the brave men and women 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.
The goal of this video slideshow is to raise awareness of the fact that esophageal cancer is growing at a rapid rate and affecting people of all ages, race and gender. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel and share the video with your friends, family and social media. Be sure to tag us in your posts! (@SalgiFoundation) With your help, we will make a difference!
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Infographic
April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month- Infographic by The Salgi Esophageal Cancer Research Foundation
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