Can esophageal cancer cause swallowing disorders?

Yes. The major disorder is the inability to swallow food or liquid comfortably. Esophageal cancer is generally circumferential, like a doughnut. The hole or the lumen becomes smaller as the cancer grows, making it difficult for food and then liquid to pass through. This is called dysphagia. It can be treated with radiation, placing a stent or surgery with removal and replacement of the esophagus.
Be careful. Both the cancer, itself, and the treatments (radiation and surgery with maybe chemo) can all cause "dysphagia" or swallowing trouble. The esophagus is the pipe that transports the food from the throat down to the stomach. Any tumor there can create an obstacle that makes a person use much more effort to swallow than normal. This is serious so it must get checked out.
Yes. Unfortunately, esophageal cancer often develops and progresses without noticeable symptoms. Eventually, it comes to your attention with difficulty swallowing, i.e. Tumor obstruction. You may find some helpful information on this site: http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/esophageal-cancer/symptoms-and-signs.

Related Questions

Constant (literally constant for 2 months) mucus, larynghitis, pharynghitis, dysphagia, painfull swallowing. Have Gerd. Fearing esophageal cancer.?

Rightly so. Get yourself endoscoped again and see about having your illness managed more aggressively. An exacerbation of reflux is more likely than cancer but you shouldn't have to be feeling like this. Read more...

I swallowed a dime, and I am wondering can I get esophageal cancer?

No. But if you keep swallowing things that are not meant to be swallowed you run the risk of injuring your esophagus or stomach and put your health at great risk! Read more...
No relation . But see a primary care provider. Read more...
No. Limited short term coinage exposure and dime consumption have not been demonstrated to be independent risk factors. It is important you speak with your primary care / family physician. He/she can further assess your health and provide more individualized care and guidance. http://goo.gl/itxx2. Read more...