What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer?

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What Are the Symptoms of Esophageal Cancer?

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Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the esophagus. Risk factors like smoking, heavy alcohol use, and Barrett esophagus can increase the chance of esophageal cancer.

The signs and symptoms of the esophageal cancer may include:

  • Painful or difficult swallowing.
  • Weight loss.
  • Pain behind the breastbone.
  • Hoarseness and cough.
  • Indigestion and heartburn.
  • A lump under the skin.

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