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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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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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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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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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Stage 4 esophageal cancer is the final stage of the disease that is characterized by the cancer spreading into a person's lymph nodes, according to the American Cancer Society. From there, the cancer usually spreads to d... More »

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Pain or difficulty swallowing are common symptoms of esophageal cancer, according to WebMD. Patients may experience hoarseness, coughing or pain in the center of the chest. Other symptoms may include heartburn, indigesti... More »

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The initial stage of esophageal cancer may not show any signs, but at a later stage different symptoms may appear, including difficulty swallowing, unexplained weight loss, hoarseness, chest pain and heart burn, states W... More »

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