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Cancer of the Esophagus (cont.)

What are symptoms and signs of esophageal cancer?

  • Symptoms of esophageal cancer usually do not show up until the disease has reached an advanced stage.
  • The most common symptom is difficulty swallowing (dysphagia).
    • Initially, swallowing solids is difficult.
    • Over time, even swallowing liquids becomes difficult.
  • The following symptoms may accompany cancer of the esophagus. Any of these symptoms are indications of advanced disease and should be considered as a sign to get medical attention.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/3/2016
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