Cancer

Esophagus Cancer


Description

Esophageal cancer usually begins in cells that line the inside of the esophagus. Esophageal cancer can occur anywhere along the esophagus.

Cause

It is unclear what causes esophageal cancer. Esophagus Cancer occurs when cells in the esophagus mutate and grow uncontrollably. Abnormal cells which accumulate to form tumors in the esophagus that can grow to invade nearby structures and spread to other parts of the body.

Symptom

Signs and symptoms of esophageal cancer include:
* Difficulty swallowing
* Weight loss
* Chest pain
* Fatigue

Treatment

Received treatment for esophageal cancer based on the type of cells involved in cancer, cancer stage, overall health and your own preferences for treatment.

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