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Home Health Library Topics Esophageal cancer

Overview

Esophageal cancer is cancer of the tube that runs from the throat to the stomach (esophagus).

Symptoms

Symptoms include trouble swallowing, unintentional weight loss, chest pain, worsening indigestion or heartburn, and coughing or hoarseness.

Treatments

Treatment focuses on removing the cancer through surgery. Chemotherapy and radiation also may be used.

Last Updated: June 13th, 2017