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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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Once esophageal cancer is diagnosed and its stage is determined, a doctor can suggest the appropriate treatment plan, reports the American Cancer Society. Depending on the cancer stage and cancer cell type, the treatment... 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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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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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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An esophageal motility disorder is a medical condition characterized by weakened and irregular muscular contractions of the esophagus, which can impact food delivery from the mouth to the stomach. Common symptoms of this... More »

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