What is esophageal cancer?

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The esophagus is the tube that carries food and liquids from the throat to the stomach. Esophageal cancer arises when the cells of the body begin to grow uncontrollably.

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This cancer in its early stages usually does not cause symptoms, once advanced can cause pain or difficulty swallowing, weight loss, hoarse voice or cough that does not stop.

A person has a higher risk of getting esophageal cancer if they smoke or drink a lot of alcohol. Or you have a lot of stomach acid reflux. This risk increases with the years.