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Esophageal Cancer

Symptoms

The symptoms of esophageal cancer are usually not apparent during the early stages of the disease. However, as the cancer grows, esophageal cancer symptoms may include:

  • Difficult or painful swallowing
  • Severe weight loss
  • Pain in the throat or back, behind the breastbone or between the shoulder blades
  • Hoarseness or chronic cough
  • Vomiting
  • Coughing up blood

These symptoms may be caused by esophageal cancer or by other conditions. It is important to check with a doctor to find out if these are a result of esophageal cancer or another condition.

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