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ECAN is fighting esophageal cancer with public awareness and action to increase research funding

Our mission can't wait. Esophageal Cancer is the fastest increasing cancer diagnosis in the U.S., increasing 400% in the past 20 years. ECAN is fighting Esophageal Cancer with public awareness campaigns, events, outreach efforts and work to increase medical research funding.

1. Heartburn can cause Cancer - the most common type of esophageal cancer is caused by reflux or persistent heartburn.

2. Esophageal Cancer is the fastest increasing cancer diagnosis in the U.S.

3. Esophageal Cancer is one of the deadliest diseases - fewer than one in five patients will survive five years

4. Esophageal Cancer is among the most poorly funded cancers when it comes to federal research dollars