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Esophageal cancer symptoms

Esophageal cancer can be very difficult to detect in its early stages. Many signs may appear to be common digestive problems, so it’s important to seek the advice of a physician if you have esophageal cancer symptoms that persist for several weeks.

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Esophageal cancer symptoms

One of the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer is difficulty swallowing, also known as dysphagia. Other common esophageal cancer symptoms may include:

  • Reflux symptoms
  • Abdominal pain
  • Pain or burning in the throat or chest
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Heartburn or indigestion
  • Vomiting
  • Chronic hiccups
  • Chronic cough
  • Fatigue
  • Frequent choking while eating food

Understanding cancer symptoms

These symptoms may be attributed to a number of conditions other than cancer. If you notice any cancer signs or symptoms, it's important to visit your doctor for an accurate diagnosis.

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