Esophagus is the muscular tube connecting the back of your mouth to the stomach. Abnormal growth of cells in the Esophagus is called as Esophageal cancer. Diagnosis is usually made late due to delayed occurrence of symptoms.
Smoking and Tobacco consumption
Hereditary (Peutz jeghers and cowdens syndrome)
Signs and Symptoms
Difficulty in swallowing initially for solids, progressing to liquids
Burning sensation in the chest
Change of voice /dry cough
Loss of weight
Endoscopy is one of the most common ways of diagnosing esophageal cancer. It may be used to obtain a tissue biopsy as well as to determine the extent of the tumor. The camera on the end of the endoscope allows doctors to see the lining ...