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Esophagus Cancer

In honour of Ninon Bourque

Books of Interest available at your public library or local bookstore

Book cover for 100 Questions and Answers about Esophageal Cancer100 Questions and Answers about Esophageal Cancer

by Pamela K. Ginex; Maureen Jingeleski; Manjit S. Bains; Bart L. Frazzitta

ISBN: 9780763760526

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a barium swallow?

A: A barium swallow is test using X-Rays and barium sulphate to look at the back of the mouth and throat and the esophagus. Barium is mixed with water to make a chalky milkshake like drink. When swallowed, barium coats the inside walls of the mouth, throat and esophagus and makes it easier for the mouth, throat and esophagus to be seen on X-Ray film. The doctor can better assess the swallowing motion and the size and shape of these organs.

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