Esophageal cancer is a growth of abnormal cells in the esophagus,
the muscular tube that connects the throat to the stomach. People who regularly
use tobacco and drink alcohol increase their risk for this form of
Symptoms include difficulty swallowing and weight loss. Also, hoarseness, chest or back pain, or coughing when swallowing may occur. The
person may spit up or vomit bloody mucus.
Treatment may include any combination of surgery, radiation, or
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