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Esophageal cancer

Updated: 2017-06-13


Esophageal cancer is cancer of the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach (esophagus).


Symptoms include trouble swallowing, unintentional weight loss, chest pain, worsening indigestion or heartburn, and coughing or hoarseness.


Treatment focuses on removing the cancer through surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation also may be used.