The symptoms of esophageal cancer may include difficulty swallowing, regurgitating food, heartburn, weight loss, and a persistent cough. Less common symptoms such as hiccups, pneumonia, or enlarged lymph nodes in the neck and above the collarbone may occur due to the spread of cancer. Having an awareness of the potential symptoms is important, as many people work to address them (say, by consuming more soft foods) before realizing they have a problem.

Frequent Symptoms

Very early on in the disease, people may have few symptoms of esophageal cancer. When symptoms begin to occur, many of them are due to the tumor narrowing the esophagus, making it more difficult for food to pass through. Common symptoms include to Next page

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