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What are the most common symptoms of esophageal cancer?

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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain

The most common symptoms are pain, food getting caught and weight loss.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor.

In brief: Pain

The most common symptoms are pain, food getting caught and weight loss.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. David Cooke
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: A few

But some common symptoms include, pain with swallowing, feeling of things getting stuck with swallowing, bad breath, blood in stool, black stool, weight loss, etc...

In brief: A few

But some common symptoms include, pain with swallowing, feeling of things getting stuck with swallowing, bad breath, blood in stool, black stool, weight loss, etc...
Dr. David Cooke
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe none

A bad disease in part because may be no symptoms early.
Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch; symptoms happen if something narrows it so it can't stretch. Chronic heartburn/reflux symptoms can be seen and set the stage for cancer. Difficulty or painful swallowing of solids, progressing to chopped meats, to liquids is a classic; often with weight loss. Occ chest pain, hoarseness, cough.

In brief: Maybe none

A bad disease in part because may be no symptoms early.
Esophagus is a muscular tube that can stretch; symptoms happen if something narrows it so it can't stretch. Chronic heartburn/reflux symptoms can be seen and set the stage for cancer. Difficulty or painful swallowing of solids, progressing to chopped meats, to liquids is a classic; often with weight loss. Occ chest pain, hoarseness, cough.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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