Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer rendering on a female patient.

What Is Esophageal Cancer?

This cancer is relatively common and one of the most deadly of all the associated diseases.

As recent as 1998, 12,000 of the 12,300 new cases died of their disease.

This is partly because of the location within the body.

It’s hard to watch television for more than a few minutes without seeing a commercial about some pharmaceutical product to control heartburn or acid reflux.

Acid reflux, or stomach acids rising into the esophagus and damaging cells (known as squamous cells), is the leading cause of this disease. These damaged squamous cells lead to more than 80% of all esophageal cancers.

It’ll make you think the next time you eat greasy ribs and then reach for the anti-acids.

When damaged squamous cells reproduce and make more abnormal cells, they grow, and invade more of the esophagus.

What Are Esophageal Cancer Symptoms?

Oncoming symptoms can be: difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia.

Often times, without realizing it, the victim will change eating habits to compensate for difficult swallowing. They may eat softer foods, less meat, and less bread.

When the problem gets worse, the person may again change their eating habits to compensate. This time they may stop eating solid foods altogether, and change to a liquid diet.

The body seems to make excess saliva at this time, and many victims complain of bringing up lots of thick mucus or saliva.

Pain is an additional symptom. This can range from heart burn, to pressure, or burning in the chest. Pain can also be present during, or immediately after, swallowing when food seems to get caught part way down to the stomach.

Esophageal cancer rendering on a male patient.

Because of difficult or painful swallowing, many victims lose body weight. It becomes hard to maintain their previous weight when they can't eat as usual.

Sometimes the area around the disease will bleed. When this blood passes through the digestive system, it can cause dark or black stools. Dark stools should always alarm the person that something is wrong somewhere.

How Is Esophageal Cancer Detected and Diagnosed?

This takes proper testing. It can involve a barium swallow followed by x-rays. It could also take test to include computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography (PET) scan, or insertion of an endoscope to view the area and take a tissue sample for a biopsy.

After Diagnosis, What Is Esophageal Cancer Staging?

Staging is set as stage 0,1, 2, 3, 4, or recurrent. Stage-3 usually includes invasion of the lymph nodes, while stage-4 means it has spread to distant sites, organs, or tissues.

Traditional Treatments?

These include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy; with surgery beng the most common treatment used.

During surgery, only the cancerous portions and neighboring lymph nodes can be removed, called Esophagectomy...


The surgical procedure can remove the entire esophagus and the top portion of the stomach, called Radical Esophagectomy.

If the last procedure is used, things get really complex and costly because a new esophagus will need to be constructed of something. They often remove a part of the intestine for this purpose.

Both of the above procedures are most likely followed by chemotherapy.

A newer therapy called Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is sometimes used instead of the above. This therapy uses laser-sensitive Porfirio sodium, a chemical, injected into the tumor site. After injection, a laser beam targets the chemicals to destroy the tumor.

2013 Survival Rates When Using Traditional Treatments

5-Year rates are as follows:

When the cancer is Localized: 38%: Regional: 20%; and Distant: 3%

2013 Survival Rates When Using Natural, Non-Invasive, Alternative Cancer Treatments at a Clinic in Mexico

Even including the worst cases, the clinic this author went to in Mexico reports an awesome 85%, 5-year success ratio. That means 5-years after natural treatments, 85% of patients were still living and were clear of cancer, or cancer is in remission and causing no symptoms.

Natural, Alternative Esophageal Cancer Treatments
That Work Fast At A Mexican Cancer Clinic

Peggy Sue Roberts receiving natural, alternative cancer treatments.

My Name is Peggy Sue Roberts and the author of this website.

In 2007 I was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer and told I had as short as 3-months to live.

Oncology almost killed me with chemo, and then sent me home to die.

I researched and found a wonderful clinic in Mexico which was recommended in one of Kevin Trudeau’s books concerning “Natural Cures”.

After 2-weeks of non-painful, natural treatments, I walked out of the clinic clear of cancer and ready to live again. Read my story on my Cancer Survivor page.

I highly recommend all with Esophageal Cancer in any stage go to this clinic. Also purchase an Alkaline Ionized Anti-Oxidant Water machine.

My Name is Peggy Sue Roberts, the author of this website.

In 2007 I lived in Riverside, California, USA when I was diagnosed with stage-4 cancer and told I had as short as 3-months to live.

Oncology almost killed me with chemo, and then sent me home to die.

I researched the internet, talked to friends, networked, shopped, and found a wonderful Mexican Cancer Clinics which was recommended in a book by a nationally known author regarding ‘Natural Cures’ which I found at my local health food store in Riverside, CA.

The author had researched over 300-natural clinics worldwide and recommended this one particular clinic in Tijuana, BC, Mexico. This clinic has an impressive 5-year success rate which you will definitely want to go to!

After a few weeks of non-painful, natural treatments, I walked out of the clinic clear of cancer and ready to live again. I’m sure you can too if you get there in time for them to help you.

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
The Bible, Hosea 4:6

Peggy Sue Roberts June 2013

Thank you for visiting my website. I wish you and your family the best of health and happiness.

Peggy Sue Roberts, Southern California, USA

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I highly recommend you go the Mexican Cancer Clinic where I went in 2007. Click the link and go to Dr. Bautista's Mexican Cancer Clinic.


Hi. My name is Peggy Sue Roberts and the author of this website.

This is my personal account of what happened to me in 2007. I was diagnosed with 22-tumors in my upper body, pronounced that I had terminal stage-4 cancer, and oncology declared that I had as short as 3-months to live. He then started me with aggressive high doses of chemo, which almost killed me during my second treatment.

Then, he told me he couldn't do anything else for me, and sent me home to die.

By this time I was in late-stage-4 with intense pain. My husband, Jim Roberts, did an exhaustive, wide-spread search to discover natural alternatives at a clinic in Mexico by reading a book he picked up at our local health food store in Riverside, California, USA.

It was a wise decision to go to this “Mexican Cancer Clinic” in 2007 for natural, non-invasive, alternative cancer treatments that saved my life.

I now wish that I had started with natural, alternative treatments first, instead of deadly chemotherapy.

The Results: I am now a 7-year cancer survivor.

Much like me, you’re here looking for alternatives to kill cancer naturally, for you, or for a loved one.

This clinic is in high demand because of his superior track record. Cancer Patients travel from all over the world to receive treatments from this doctor. You’ll have lots of questions; I, the doctor, and the patient coordinator will get you answers.

Click and go to Dr. Bautista's “Mexican Cancer Clinic” because there will come a time when it will be too late for you to go. Impressive 5-year success rate.