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How To Tell If You Have Esophageal Cancer
Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is a muscular tube-like structure that connects the throat to the stomach. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, pain with swallowing, vomiting, and coughing. Long standing heartburn may lead to changes in the tissue of the esophagus that is associated with higher risk of cancer. Tobacco and alcohol ...Read more
How can you tell the difference between hiatal hernia/gerd symptoms and esophageal cancer symptoms?
Yes: Possible, but highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Two main types: The two main types are adenocarcinoma (the most common, derived from barrett's metaplasia) and squamous cell carcinoma. Adenocarcinoma is caused by gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), and squamous cell carcinoma is generally caused by smoking and alcohol. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two types: Adenocarcinoma: caused by acid reflux or gerd. This leads to barrett's metaplasia, then low grade dysplasia, then high grade dysplasia and then cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma is caused generally by smoking and alcohol consumption which is synergistic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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