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Esophagus Cancer Symptoms And Signs
Depends: Unfortunately, patients with esophageal cancer are often asymptomatic until the disease is advanced. The most common presenting symptom is dysphagia (difficulty swallowing). Patients often describe solid food getting "stuck" on the way down. This is often associated with weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficulty swallowin: Cardinal sign of esophagus cancer, weight loss. Associated with alcohol and smoking. Stomach cancer can begin as an ulcer, with heart burn, indigestion, belching, unusually vomiting blood, but slow ooze can lead to anemai, fatigue, weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have on and off chest pain not really severe just annoying..no other symptoms besides chest pain more in the middle to right can it be my acid reflux or worse stuff like cancer in my esophagus?
Reflux NOT Cancer.: If chest pain is worse with movement, with Deep Breathing, with Pressure on the Chest = can be inflammation called CostoChondritis; Rx with Local Heat and Ice application or Anti Inflammatory medicine Ointment. If Heart burn after eating or sour taste associated with Annoying Chest pain could be from Reflux. Try OTC Pepcid or Omeprazole for 2 to 4 weeks. See your MD if not better with above Rx ...Read more
If a person has symptoms caused by esophageal cancer would taking cough drops help supress those symptoms?
Not really: What symptoms are you referring here? Esophageal cancer usually is presented with problem with swallowing- usually harder with solid food than liquid. Also, other symptoms like bloathing, pain/discomfort can happen. When the cancer spreads outside the esophagus- for instance the lung, liver -other symptoms related to the location of the spreads can occur like weight loss etc. Cough drop won't help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, it's been a month since his symptoms started & his biopsy, he can only drink liquids. How quickly will the tumor spread? Days? Weeks? Months?
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