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esophageal cancer
 

Esophageal cancer is a serious form of cancer that starts in the inner layer of the esophagus, the tube that connects the throat and stomach.

 
Symptoms

Symptoms may include:

  • difficulty swallowing
  • unintentional weight loss
  • pain in throat, chest or between the shoulder blades
  • hoarseness
  • hiccups
  • vomiting blood
 
Treatments

Treatment may include:

 
Types

Types are classified according to the types of cells in which the cancer originates and include:

  • squamous cell or epidermoid carcinoma - develops in the flat squamous cells that line the esophagus
  • adenocarcinoma - develops in the glandular tissue in the lower part of the esophagus nearest the stomach
Specialties
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  • oncology

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