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Esophageal cancer occurs in the esophagus, which is the long, tube-like structure that runs from the throat to the stomach. Although it can occur along the entire esophagus, the cancer usually starts in the cells that li... More »

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Doctors treat esophageal cancer with a variable combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy and surgery, depending on the type and stage of the disease, states Mayo Clinic. For esophageal cancer, doctors often use rad... More »

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In its early stages, esophageal cancer often causes no symptoms, according to Mayo Clinic. As the disease progresses, patients may experience difficulty swallowing, coughing or hoarseness, unexplained weight loss, and he... More »

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Esophageal cancer affects the hollow, long tube leading from the throat down to the stomach, according to Mayo Clinic. The esophagus carries food that is swallowed down to the stomach for digesting. Esophageal cancer occ... More »

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The symptoms of esophageal spasms include difficulty swallowing, the feeling of an object in the throat, squeezing pain in the chest, and the return of liquids and food to the esophagus, explains Mayo Clinic. The chest p... More »

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Laryngeal cancer occurs when malignant cancer cells form in the tissues of the larynx, a part of the throat between the base of the tongue and the trachea that includes the vocal cords, according to the National Cancer I... More »

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WebMD.com, MedicineNet.com, and MayoClinic.org provide information about esophageal cancer. These sites offer a wide range of information, such as symptoms, risk factors and treatment options for people with the disease.... More »

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