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Cancer of the Esophagus (cont.)

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The esophagus lies between the mouth and the stomach and serves as a conduit for food and liquids to the gastrointestinal tract.
The esophagus lies between the mouth and the stomach and serves as a conduit for food and liquids to the gastrointestinal tract.

Medically reviewed by Jay B. Zatzkin, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Medical Oncology


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